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Inspiring excellence and lighting the star within every child

Your African Quest (YAQ)

An adventure into Africa’s diversity

Your African Quest (YAQ)

An adventure into Africa’s diversity

Inspiring excellence and lighting the star within every child

Your African Quest (YAQ)

An adventure into Africa’s diversity

Inspiring excellence and lighting the star within every child

Vision

Inspire Children to Take Lead of Their Academic Journeys & Build a Brighter Future for Themselves & Their Communities.

Mission

Innovate Fun & Engaging Academic Tools that Help Children & Educators Thrive within Learning Spaces.

THE PROBLEM IN UGANDA

At the age of six, children across Uganda become eligible to start attending school. To many children and parents, this is a very exciting time, but unfortunately, children from hard to reach areas such as refugee camps and rural communities struggle with their studies due to limited access to learning resources.

The educational gap is even bigger within rural communities and refugee camps where there is a big shortage of teachers and limited learning resources as a result of the increasing numbers of refugee children.

...WITHIN REFUGEE CAMPS

Today Uganda is Africa’s largest refugee-hosting nation, with more than 1.5 million refugees. Nearly 800,000 of these refugees below the age of 18, however, according to SIT Digital Collection research, only 41% were attending school in 2017. This leaves 59% (472,000) of refugee children out of school. According to the Ugandan Ministry of Education, only 11% of these students were able to enroll for secondary education in 2018. While the effects of civil war on the lives of refugees cannot be ignored, lack of sufficient resources and quality education delivery systems in refugee camps remain two root causes for the problems school-going refugees face today.

Watch Our C.E.O and Founder Joel Baraka's TED Talk on His Personal Journey and How My Home Stars Got Started

OUR APPROACH

As a 501c(3) non profit (# 92-3026694) organization, we embrace a child-centered learning approach through developing accessible, fun, and engaging academic resources for both teachers and students, which will transform learning institutions into spaces where they grow and flourish. 

The Concept

Young children love to play and having fun; play is a strength most children embody and a language most children understand best.

The Product

The 5 STA-Z is a fun and engaging academic board game based on the four core subjects (Maths, English, Science and Social Studies) taught at the primary school level in Uganda and most African countries.

The Method

The game breaks down the learning content into modularized packages that allow students to learn academic content effectively. Game mechanics like chance and jeopardy not only make the game fun, but also help develop students’ critical thinking and communicative skills.

THE 5 STA-Z IN NUMBERS

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OUR TEAM

Joel Baraka

Founder and CEO

Anson Liow

Product Engineer

Erick Ziponi

Project Manager

Franka Komakech

Game Facilitator

OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

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