Tembo is a social enterprise that provides high quality early childhood education to the slums of the world through mobile phones.
As a mobile education platform, Tembo sends instructional text messages on early childhood education. To ensure these text messages are utilized to its highest potential by the parents in the program, Tembo pairs them with a trained and certified Home Educator from their own community.
Tembo is a turnkey process
We train and certify Home Educators from the communities they aim to serve
Our Home Educators visit the parents they are paired with once a week to teach 20 minute daily activities through role play
Parents educate their children
Parents receive a quiz question for that day's activity to ensure they are involved in the education process. For answering the quiz correctly, parents receive free airtime (phone minutes & texts).
All of this is done through mobile phones.
is a mother, and just like millions of other mothers, wants her children to be educated. However, what is available to her now lacks quality, isn’t accessible and even if it was, she couldn’t afford it.