On this podcast Maanda Tshifularo (SuperLead CEO) interviewed Mukundi Lambani, who is founder and director at Ambani Africa, an education technology company, that offers an accessible platform for Africa’s foundation phase learners to learn their mother-tongue. Mukundi who has master’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from Bournemouth University, was inspired to create the app after realising that her peers who were starting their families were worried that their children would grow up not knowing their home language. The first version of the app was only released in January 2021 but it has gone to win various awards including the MTN App of the Year 2021, the IDF / IM IN Demo Day 2021, and the TIA Swiss-SA 2021 award.
On this interview, Mukundi shares how her personal experience led her to starting Amabani Africa and addresses some of the challenges she faced with bringing it to the market, not only because of the different skills needed but also having to lead a virtual team through the pandemic. She also highlights the important role language plays in the successful learning of all subjects. So here it is, my conversation with Mukundi, take a listen!
You can download the Ambani Africa app and get to experience language through gaming and through augmented reality. Visit www.ambaniafrica.com for their fun books