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We were invited to work with the UN’s World Food program and the Elon Musk funded XPRIZE Foundation on their efforts to democratise access to the resources they have available to agritech founders across the world. The context of our invitation was this, how do we get more African tech founders engaging with our resources?” As program organisers working directly within the African tech ecosystem, we are providing the organisations with our insight. Our secret sauce or primary methodology is co-creation. With that in mind, ahead of the visit to meet the teams of both organisations in Munich, we asked some of our founders to give their views on the topic as well. A couple of the Afritech XYZ founders and our team are heading to Munich to discuss these insights in detail.
An AfriTech XYZ conversation with Owen Madara, Country Director of Growd Global.
Growd is striving to revolutionize how Africa educates its youth with its innovative edtech platform, which allows children and parents in Kenya to design their own holistic learning experiences in and outside classrooms.
Growd is a combination of the words ‘growth’ and ‘development’ and was launched in response to the challenges its founder, Angie Madara, had in accessing extra-curricular activities for her children. The edtech platform is designed for children aged 0 to 14 years and uses AI and machine learning to curate co-curricular educational activities. It is an inclusive ecosystem that connects parents and children to services and information tailored to each child's individual milestones, interests and goals so that they can learn inside or outside the classroom at their own pace.