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Cohort-based Course Application & Eligibility

FLN refers to a child’s ability to read simple sentences with meaning and solve basic maths problems by the time they are 9 years old. These are critical gateway skills that assist children in learning meaningfully in higher classes and in acquiring 21st Century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, which are required for long-term success.

You will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from peers, get customised advice on your product from industry experts, and build relationships that will last far beyond the course end date. You will receive a  certificate of completion,, and will be eligible for a select number of post-course support offerings i.e. a micro-grant, coaching and joining the sandbox community

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, start your application today by clicking the “Start Your Application” button and filling out the form. The submission window for the second cohort (West  Africa) closes on January 20, 2022.

Yes, to be an eligible participant for this course you need to have a Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN)  EdTech product focused on primary-level teachers and/or learners that you are developing (it’s in development phase) or that you have developed.

Yes, you have to be based in Africa, this course is targeted at Africa-based EdTech innovators and entrepreneurs.


This course will focus on three areas namely, Foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), Evidence-based product design and Scaling your product. See more of the course content here.

If accepted, the participants will exit the course with a product deck informed by evidence and detailing the key components investors look out for before investing in an EdTech product, including but not limited to a well-defined problem and stakeholders, sound FLN pedagogy/learning science, a sustainable business model and a theory of change. 

The entrepreneur or intrapreneur owns the full intellectual property rights of their EdTech Product.

Time & Duration

The course participants will be required to commit approx  5 hours per week during the duration of the course; 6 weeks.

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