SinaInfo

Digitising education in Africa

Catégory

  • Education

Acceleration Type

  • POESAM

Country

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

In many African countries, academic institutions continue to use physical message boards affixed to walls to communicate with their students. This comes with its own set of problems such as a lack of privacy, limited reach, the need for students to make costly or potentially dangerous trips, greater uncertainty and rumour, as well as the impossibility for certain parents to monitor their child’s schooling.

That’s why Injobyte developed SinaInfo, a web USSD and mobile app that provides real-time access to information by digitising display boards, while also making it easier to buy class materials. Cheaper transactions mean savings (time and money) for students, provided in part through Orange Money services.

Types of support

SinaInfo was one of finalists for the Orange Social Venture Prize 2017, representing Congo.