In an age defined by technological leaps, AI-driven solutions like those offered by LoHo Learning are setting new standards in the education sector. This Kenyan startup is pioneering a change, offering cost-effective and interactive educational tools that resonate with the modern learner’s needs.
As the traditional classroom model evolves, LoHo Learning stands out with its innovative approach. The company champions active learning by providing materials that learners can access both online and offline. A notable feature is their downloadable content, allowing students to engage with materials without an active internet connection.
James Ong’ang’a, the visionary behind LoHo Learning, shared the company’s origin story. Faced with skyrocketing paper prices which posed challenges for publishers, Ong’ang’a saw an opportunity. Digital books, or eBooks, presented an efficient alternative – they were not only environmentally friendly but could be quickly updated to remain relevant with curriculum changes.
David Mwangi, the company’s Marketing Manager, emphasized the edge digital content offers,
“Our digital platform ensures learners have the most recent and accurate information without the constraints of traditional publishing.”
This commitment to modernity and accessibility extends to the company’s approach to inclusivity. LoHo Learning is consciously designing content to cater to differently-abled learners, underpinning their belief that knowledge should be universally accessible. Ong’ang’a proudly shared,
“Our content is crafted with both empathy and accessibility in mind, ensuring we reach every learner.”
With partnerships spanning 120 schools and reaching approximately 38,000 online learners, LoHo’s impact is undeniable. Their offline solutions are also making waves, notably in 22 schools located in Dadaab.
Despite these milestones, the journey isn’t without its challenges. Connectivity and electricity remain concerns in some regions. Furthermore, budget constraints in public schools can hinder the adoption of cutting-edge learning tools.
But for LoHo Learning, the mission is clear. Their library, which encompasses 80 eBooks, aligns with both the 8-4-4 learning system and the newer competency-based curriculum (CBC). With endorsements from the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), LoHo Learning is poised to continue its transformative journey in the Kenyan education sector.