How Sterio.me positively impacts both teachers and learners
Whilst 83% of Africans have mobile phones and smartphone penetration increases year-on-year, basic phones continue to dominate, with roughly 63% having GSM-only “basic phones”, 27% having 2G “feature phones” and just 10% having 3G “smart” phones.
Approximately just 1 in 3 students who start a primary education end up finishing their lower secondary education in Lesotho. Drop-out rates in primary and lower secondary education (Lesotho 2011) are 36.1% and 36.5%, respectively.
% repitition rate, lower secondary
Repetition rates in primary & secondary general education are 16.7% & 13.5%, respectively (Lesotho, 2012)
average primary class size (Malawi 2012)
Learners are engaged after-school with SMS and Voice homework, accessible via any mobile phone. This helps them remember concepts taught at school.
% individuals using Internet (Africa 2013)
The technology behind Sterio.me is available to third parties such as NGOs, corporates and governments to launch their own SMS and Voice-enabled services.