Our Key Pillars

Game-Based Learning

We build mobile games. Games which will make learning fun! Our game dynamics are sticky and exciting and inspired by some of the most engaging games in the world.

Strong Pedagogy

Our highly structured pedagogy is designed by world literacy experts and cognitive psychologists specifically to teach children in low-income communities.

Local Narrative

Our game takes our users on an exploratory journey inspired by local culture, myth and folklore. The game rests on a compelling storyline to drive curiosity and awaken a love of learning.

User-Centred Design

Our games are designed around our end users. Every prototype is constantly field-tested to optimize game dynamics and educational and engagement outcomes.



Global Learning XPRIZE

Kukua is competing for the Global Learning XPRIZE. The Global Learning XPRIZE challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 18 months. First quarter of 2017 five finalist Teams will advance to the next phase where their solutions will be field-tested in rural villages in Tanzania for 18 months in partnership with UNESCO. After the field test, in April 2019 the winner of Grand Prize will be announced. The total competition prize equals $15M.

EduApp4Syria Competition

Kukua was selected amongst 79 initial bidders for the EduApp4Syria Competition and received considerable funding for successfully reaching Phase 2. EduApp4Syria is an innovative competition promoted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) that is seeking a smartphone application than can build fundamental literacy skills in Arabic and improve psychosocial well-being for Syrian refugee children, aged 5-10. In December 2016 only two out of three teams will be selected for Phase 3 as the final winners for additional funding and distribution. The total competition prize equals $1.8M.