Digitizing the National Curriculum
831 schools • 230,000 students • 9,500 teachers
We’ve partnered with the Communauté Baptiste Au Centre de l’Afrique (CBCA)
We are implementing Tusitawi in CBCA’s 831 schools. This life-altering educational revolution will transform learning for 230,000 students and over 9,500 teachers in 4 of DRC’s provinces. In addition, Tusitawi will be implemented in CBCA’s recuperation centres, where out-of-school adults and youth can work towards their primary or secondary school diplomas.
Our 3-phase rollout plan
About the DRC
The largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, DRC has been politically unstable for decades due to its vast resources and other geopolitical issues in the region. In 2016, the Human Development Index ranked the country’s level of human development as 176 out of 187 countries with 73% of the population living on less than $1.90/day, with the most extreme poverty concentrated in North and South Kivu, where CBCA is located and focuses its work.
The Digital Divide
There exists today a digital divide, as lower-income countries fall behind in their capacity to support blended learning and, importantly in the context of COVID-19, remote learning options. As of 2020, less than 30% of Sub-Saharan African countries were using ICT in schools. According to the Brookings Institute, this disparity has been even more pronounced during COVID lockdowns, where unlike in high income countries where students could continue studies during lockdown through online means, only 11% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa had access to any form of online or blended learning. DRC ranks 145 of 187 countries in access to the internet. As governments in the region are increasingly looking for technological solutions, affordable platforms, such as Tusitawi, are an important part in achieving access to education for all.