A passion for equitable education

Africa is in the midst of an education crisis – a perfect storm of population growth, teacher shortages, under-resourced schools, and a global pandemic working to curtail the life chances of learners across the continent.

Watobe’s founders Erik Lönnroth and Henry Warren have spent their careers working to broaden access to education in Africa, managing private, government, and non-profit initiatives across South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana. They’re passionate about building technology solutions that can overcome the systemic challenges facing the education sector, bringing world-class teaching and digital content to learners who have previously been denied access to such opportunities.

Quality teaching at an affordable rate

Too often, online education is synonymous with tediously studying on your own. At Watobe, we know that most children crave a social learning environment where instruction is live, human-led, interactive and stimulating. That’s why Watobe hires the most friendly, innovative and all-round awesome teachers. Our live classes provide enough engagement, challenge, competition, and socialising to keep learners motivated throughout the school year. All at a fraction of the cost of in-person tutoring.