Bridging the gap between every child’s potential and the world around them.
“Inspiring excellence and lighting the star within every child.”
Innovating products and services that inspire excellence.
Our goal is to develop more accessible, fun, and engaging academic resources for both teachers and students that will transform schools and other learning institutions into spaces learners look forward to spending most of their time.
THE EDUCATION CHALLENGE IN UGANDA
For decades, Uganda and many African nations have relied on the traditional way of learning with teachers acting as the main form of learning. With success being driven by rote memorization of notes taken in different classes, success and progression to the next class are driven by rigid examinations. As such school-going children not so good at memorizing have continued to struggle.
THE PROBLEM IN REFUGEE COMMUNITIES
Today, Uganda is Africa’s largest refugee-hosting nation, with more than 1.4 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. Further, according to the Ugandan Ministry of Education, only 11% of these students were able to enroll for secondary education in 2018.
Young children love to play and haveing fun; play is a strength most children embody and a language most children understand best.
Our goal is to use this to their advantage through innovating of fun & engaging resources for students & teachers.
The 5 STA-Z Educational Game
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 primary school level in most African countries.
The game breaks down the learning content into more digestible modularized packages that permit students to learn academic content in a more fun and engaging way.
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Use the 5 STA-Z at school and at home.
Use the 5 STA-Z in villages and in cities.
Facilitate learning anywhere and at anytime.
Let us help learners keep stay on top of their academics.
"For every little child -Lupita Nyong'o
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My HOME Stars In The News !
1. Wisconsin State Journal – UW-Madison student creates educational board game to ‘light the star’ in refugee children – VIEW
2. UW-Madison News – New game helps refugee camp kids become academic ‘stars’ – VIEW
3. Spectrum News 1 – UW Seniors Develop Educational Board Game for Refugee Students – VIEW
4. Channel 3000 – UW-Madison student reimagines education through board game designed for Ugandan refugees – VIEW