South African ed-tech incubator Injini has partnered the Mastercard Foundation to launch the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Programme, which offers selected companies access to funding and other types of support.
Founded in 2017, Injini, which is a member of the UVU Africa Group, is a registered non-profit company that exists for the sole purpose of improving educational outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The only ed-tech specialised accelerator in Africa, its programmes and research via the Injini Think Tank contribute towards its mission to increase the quality, accessibility, and relevance of education in the region.
In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Injini is now on the search for innovative ed-tech startups to apply for its latest programme – this time focused on impacting education in South Africa. This initiative, known as the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Programme, will provide eligible startups with direct grant funding, product quality evaluation and certification, intensive skills development, coaching and mentorship, bespoke market research and market access through Injini’s network of stakeholders across the education innovation landscape.
“We recognise the need for collaboration when tackling the challenges associated with the state of education across the region, so we’re delighted to partner with the Mastercard Foundation on this exciting new program,” said Krista Davidson, executive director of Injini. “Through Injini’s edition of this program, we intend to bolster the South African ed-tech ecosystem with additional resources, bring awareness to key stakeholders in the education innovation landscape and ultimately reach more learners and teachers with effective learning and teaching support.”
Applications for the programme are open here until March 19.