Improving Education Access and Outcomes for Low-Income Children in East Africa

Sabrina Lee Sanchez May 26, 2021

In December 2019, Acumen launched a facility to support early stage social enterprises in East Africa to improve access to quality education and workforce development for poor and low-income individuals aged eighteen years of age or younger.  Join us to hear how the team continued to build pipeline and sustain work throughout COVID-19 and is harnessing innovations in technology to address the education gap in East Africa. Acumen funding partner and local EdTech portfolio company to be featured on the panel (e.g., KuzeKuze, KaizeInvest, or Future Fund for Education).



Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Impact Investing


Education technology, youth, innovative finance, partnerships

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To share insights about the impacts of COVID-19 on education in East Africa, the opportunities and challenges Acumen sees with scaling EdTech and how government, private sector and education ventures can partner to help create viable business models.


  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Service Providers


  • NameAmrita Bhandari
  • TitleChief Business Development Officer
  • OrganizationAcumen
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAbdulkarim Mohamed
  • TitlePortfolio Manager
  • OrganizationAcumen
  • StatusConfirmed
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