Innovating academic products & services that inspire excellence
bridging the gap between every child’s potential & the world around them
Inspiring excellence & lighting the star within every child
Innovating academic products & services that inspire excellence
Innovating academic products & services that inspire excellence
bridging the gap between every child’s potential & the world around them
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Vision

Bridging the gap between every child’s potential and the world around them.

“Inspiring excellence and lighting the star within every child.”

Mission

Innovating products and services that inspire academic 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 grade 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.

OUR APPROACH

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 develop accessible, fun, and engaging academic resources for both teachers and students that will transform learning institutions into spaces learners look forward to be in.

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 Uganda and most African countries.

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

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING

Up to 5 students can play the 5 STA-Z together in a game. 

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

The 5 STA-Z IN NUMBERS 

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PLAYING CARDS PRINTED

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BOARDS PRINTED

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SCHOOLS SERVED

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STUDENTS ENGAGED

STAY SAFE & STAY INFORMED ABOUT COVID-19 

ABOUT COVID-19

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19.

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19.

DO NOT PANIC

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DON'T PANIC

There is no need to panic – 82% of COVID-19 cases are mild: patients only experience a slight fever, fatigue and a cough. Only about 6% of patients need intensive care. The vast majority of people can stay at home and get better without hospital treatment.

SYMPTOMS

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SYMPTOMS

Cough
Fever or chills
Sore throat
Shortness of breath
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste
Vomiting
Headache
Congestion or running nose.

PREVENTIVE TIPS

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What Can You Do?

Wear your mask while in public spaces. Practice social distancing of 6 meters. Wash hands regularly with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

MEET THE CORE TEAM

MEET THE ADVISORY BOARD

Margaret Meagher

Managing Director of International Development at AIR

Joseph Munyambanza

Scholars Program Consultant (YE) at Mastercard Foundation

Lucy
Strickland

Senior Education Officer for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Hellen Keller

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