Best Mobile Innovation for Education

Safaricom & Eneza Education for Shupavu 291

The judges said – “A remarkably accessible innovation with broad reach, this affordable service is proving that effective mobile services can have a hugely positive impact on education levels.”

Shupavu291 is a mobile Short Messaging Service (SMS) study tool which enables Primary and Secondary school learners access Kenya National Curriculum aligned lessons. It provides 8-4-4 compliant content and provides unlimited tutorials.

Shupavu 291 is accessed through the short code *291#. Learners are able to access lessons, assessment and chat with a live teacher. The content is based on the national curriculum and vetted by the national body Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). 

Shupavu291 has already served well over 2 million learners in Kenya and this number keeps growing exponentially.