Nigerian EdTech startup Afrilearn attracts UNICEF Innovation Fund –

Nigerian EdTech startup Afrilearn has become the only Nigerian startup to join the latest cohort of the UNICEF Venture Capital Fund.

Afrilearn along with eight other startups around the world developing digital solutions to improve access to digital services, will receive capital-free investments in USD and/or cryptocurrency through the UNICEF Venture Capital Fund and the UNICEF CryptoFund and a one-year mentorship with UNICEF technical program and program experts and partners.

Nigeria currently has over 200 million people. Of this number, 80 million (40%) cannot read or write. 120 million (60%) cannot engage beyond religion and metaphysics. 170 million (85%) cannot build or create anything meaningful.

Founded by Isaac Oladipupo and Gabriel Olatunji-Legend in 2019 to solve this problem, Afrilearn integrates genius tutors, facilitators and developers to provide affordable, world-class education to young Nigerians and Africans everywhere.

Widely described as the Netflix of education for young Africans, Afrilearn offers richly animated and curriculum-relevant video lessons, lecture notes, practice tests, live lessons and a personalized learning dashboard that allow middle/high school students (ages 6-18) to study at their own unique pace in and out of the classroom via data-free Web, App and Dongle subscription services.

With this timely investment and support from UNICEF, Afrilearn is expected to develop a world-class personalized recommendation model based on artificial intelligence to make learning fun and immersive for young Africans, through its mobile application and its web platforms.

According to UNICEF, five of the nine startups in this investment round are founded/co-founded by women, bringing the overall composition of the portfolio led/founded by women to 43%. The cohort also extends the geographical reach of the Fund to Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.

Launched in 2016, the UNICEF Innovation Fund has invested in 126 cutting-edge technology solutions, in 68 countries, that have the potential to create positive change for humanity. It is also part of the success story of various successful African and global tech innovations like Imisi 3D, MomConnect, Innovation Lab China, Yuudee App and many more.

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