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A One Stop Educational/ Edutainment Hub, Giving Local Languages A Voice.

The Adventure of Nkoza and Nankya app

location_on Uganda
"NKOZA AND NANKYA", Is an exciting Multi-Platform Edu-tech Property transforming Literacy in Local Languages Across Africa! App provides children’s animated shorts, traditional and original songs, educational videos, books, games, and lessons designed to foster a love for reading, creativity, and storytelling catering mainly to early child education and primary.
Ian Mark Kimanje, Executive Director
A multi-platform edu-tech solution transforming preschool education across Africa, featuring Socio-emotional learning and STEM-based

Ian Mark Kimanje, Executive Director


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Innovation Overview

Target Group
1 450 000
Updated on May 10th, 2022
about the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

We are solving lack of access to ECE in Africa by providing an available-Equitable online/offline, local languages and culture-specific app that uses Socio-emotional learning and STEM-based digital content to help 6-8 million Ugandan (African) children aged 2-5 years old. The Adventure of Nkoza & Nankya, EdTech Property is currently used by Africans at home and Africans in diaspora.

How does your innovation work in practice?

(1)-Download the App;-
(2)-Select a language, English, Luganda and Swahili. (More to come);-
( 3)-Play and Learn: activities, stories, videos, and songs teaching English as well as literacy,
numeracy, and other pre-primary curricular-goals.
This Edu-tech property Includes Both Direct and Indirect Teaching Methods, Teach Specific Skills, Mimicking a Classroom Environment, Or it Could Mean Telling Stories and Using Implicit Morals Etc.
The children Learn Through Interactive Games, Songs, Videos, E-books,  Content That is Not Only Educational, But Effective in Educating. From Pre-School, to Early Readers, to Parents, this App is Equipped with the Necessary Components to Improve and Encourage
Comprehension & Composition of Each local Language.

Free to Play, Entry-Level App
All-Access play on a monthly or yearly subscription basis:
UGX 25 500 ($6.99 USD)/Month
UGX 307 000 ($83.99 USD)/Year
Fee Assistance in certain locations thanks to partnerships with larger partners.

How has it been spreading?

Currently available in English, Luganda and and Swahili,

-When covid-19 hit the world, our Edu-tech property was also hit by more traffic than never before. We are currently seeing a minimum of 35,000 users on a weekly basis on our platforms, during the pandemic it has reached over 1,450,000 families. \

-Caregivers are turning to educators for at-home solutions in the midst of the pandemic.
-When we inform educators of Nkoza & Nankya, we reach their students through Caregivers.
Actively used in at least 35 schools and over 45 development centres use our property.
-We have a partnership with the American-Ugandan Embassy in Washington DC
-Our award-Winning Short Film, about the app has screened in more than 56 film festivals and local TV stations.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can have access to our innovation by visiting the sites below;-


See this innovation in action

Teaching young children in the language they speak at home is essential to eliminate Learning Poverty
“The message is loud and clear. Children learn best when taught in a language they understand, and this offers the best foundation for learning in a second language,” stressed Jaime Saavedra, World Bank Global Director for Education. “This deep and unjust learning crisis requires action. Investments in education systems around the world will not yield significant learning improvements if students do not understand the language in which they are taught. Substantial improvements in Learning Poverty are possible by teaching children in the language they speak at home.”Teaching young children in the language they speak at home is essential to eliminate Learning Poverty
Save the children awarding our work during the pandemic.
We are making an impact Received a greatness certificate of appreciation From save the children for our continued work for edut-ech in Africa.  
Won Covid-19 Innovation Prize of the Response Innovation Lab
Woohoo!!! Selected for an Innovation Award!! ~ We are excited to share with you that the Nkoza and Nankya App was Awarded a  - RIL in Uganda ~ We are super grateful!! We will continue to work hard to create Fun and Educational content that helps Kids and Parents during this Pandemic and period of lockdown. A big thank you to the entire team and to You our Fans and Friends 
Our digital books
Uploaded new books
NTV news report about Nkoza and Nankya.


Achievements & Awards

November 2020
Short film ward
November 2020
Innovation page created on

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