Educate!’s Ultimate Goal:
To replicate our experience-based education model across Africa to create a grassroots movement of young people driving sustainable development.
Educate! is on the cusp of massive expansion. We're working to bring entrepreneurship education to all and make schools across Africa incubators for entrepreneurs.
Educate!’s model was launched in 24 schools in four districts in 2009, and since then we have worked to build the most innovative, sustainable, scalable and cost-effective solution possible. In 2016, we launched in our second country, Rwanda, and scaled to over 350 schools in Uganda to reach 14,000 youth directly and 240,000 youth more broadly. In 2016, we also continued to quality test our model at scale through rigorous monitoring and evaluation, confirming that we can drive costs down and make adjustments where necessary to ensure that beneficiaries continue to receive the most impactful, cost-effective intervention possible. In 2018, we’re launching in Kenya and working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda and over 700 schools in Uganda, reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly.
By impacting youth directly, building capacity in schools, and continuing to advocate for system-wide adoption of our approach, we aim to fully integrate what we do into secondary education systems across Africa. Our Vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students across Africa each year.
Educate! Targets Massive, Cost-Efficient Scale
Educate! ran an intensive research and design process to build a model that is replicable and designed for scale. Our research included:
- Reviewing existing research and problem theory design to better understand our target population
- Connecting with 10 global organizations to gather other approaches to youth entrepreneurship and leadership development
- Visiting and learning from 19 leading organizations in India to understand successes in scaling for long-term impact
- Launching four (3-6 month) experiments with various ideas for re-design
The result? A massively repeatable and cost-effective solution for African youth, designed measurably impact 1 million students, and reach 4 million students more broadly each year.
Each part of our model has been designed with exponential empowerment in mind. Our model was built to provide the most impact for graduates, students, teachers, and administrators at partner schools.