Kukua’s vision is to use mobile technology to help fight illiteracy, a global problem that is affecting millions of children with little or no access to quality education.

Kukua has built a dedicated team of entrepreneurs, literacy experts, cognitive psychologists, software developers and game designers to develop mobile based games that can offer education solutions to children living in underprivileged communities.


Kukua is selected for EduApp4Syria to teach reading and writing to Syrian refugees

By | 18, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

We are excited to announce that we are an initial winner in EduApp4Syria, an innovation competition promoted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) that aims to help Syrian children learn how to [...]

Our most popular game amongst our users!

By | 18, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

After spending time with children in the slums of Nairobi, we discovered that one of their favorite mobile games was Temple Run. Together with our developing team, we therefore decided to build a number [...]

Kukua aiming for the Global Learning XPRIZE!

By | 18, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Last month, we traveled to Paris and Nairobi to attend the two Global Learning XPRIZE summits. What is the Global Learning XPRIZE? The XPRIZE Foundation is a California-based nonprofit that catalyzes global innovation by [...]

High engagement from our users during this month’s field testing of SEMA

By | 17, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

The building and testing of our literacy and numeracy mobile-game, SEMA, is advancing each month driven by our user-centered design approach. This past month, our team was testing the latest prototypes of [...]

We’re building our game for smartphones. Here’s why:

By | 16, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

One of the most common questions we get is why we’re focused on building a game for smartphones: do people in Sub-Saharan Africa have phones? What types of phones? I thought I’d take a [...]

Back from Nairobi where we tested our prototype

By | 16, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

We just got back from Nairobi, Kenya, where we spent an intense two weeks testing our very first prototype with over 150 primary school children in Kibera slum. It was rewarding, exhausting, and amazing [...]

What are “Learning standards” and why are we making them?

By | 16, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

We’re thrilled to announce that Kukua is a partner in a consortium developing standards frameworks for twenty-first century learning. Our job for the consortium is to create an international standards framework that can describe educational [...]

Gambia: On the ground findings

By | 16, 02, 2015|Categories: Blog|

To gain an intimate understanding of our potential users, we went to live in a small village called Mbollet Bah in rural Gambia. The community had 400 children, mostly illiterate or struggling to learn, [...]

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