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Applications open for Injini Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship in SA

Applications have opened for the second edition of the Injini Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship in South Africa, which offers selected companies access to funding and other types of support.

Founded in 2017, Injini, which is a member of the UVU Africa Group, is a registered non-profit company that exists for the sole purpose of improving educational outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The only ed-tech specialised accelerator in Africa, its programmes and research via the Injini Think Tank contribute towards its mission to increase the quality, accessibility, and relevance of education in the region.

Disrupt Africa reported last year Injini had partnered the Mastercard Foundation to launch the EdTech Fellowship for South Africa-based startups. The initiative empowers eligible startups with direct grant funding, product quality evaluation, intensive skill development, coaching, mentorship, bespoke market research, and market access. 

“Injini’s distinct approach and extensive experience in delivering ed-tech acceleration support have been integral to the success of our 2023 EdTech Fellowship, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. Our dedication to cultivating collaboration, facilitating continuous learning, and promoting knowledge-sharing within the educational innovation ecosystem has shown positive results. This success has provided us with valuable insights that are shaping our strategy as we gear up to welcome applications for the 2024 programme,” said Krista Davidson, executive director of Injini.

Applications for the second edition of the programme are open here until February 13.