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  4. Open-Source Community



Free open source learning software for out-of-school children βœ¨πŸš€


The purpose of is to solve the global learning crisisβ€”At primary level, 10% of children worldwide are not in school.

Why? 🌍

The word "elimu" is Swahili for "education." We believe that a quality basic education is the right of every child, no matter her social or geographical background.

How Can We Solve the Problem? πŸ’‘

Our solution is to build innovative learning software that empowers out-of-school children to teach themselves basic readingπŸ“–, writing✍🏽 and mathπŸ”’ within 6 months.

A collection of educational apps teaches children basic literacy and numeracy in a fun and engaging way. This empowers each child to learn fully autonomously, and at her own pace, without depending on the availability of qualified teachers.


educational apps and games



The software is a platform of educational content and Android apps.

Autonomous Learning

The software is designed in such a way that the children can learn fully autonomously (alone or in a group), without guidance from qualified teachers. Instead, an AI tutor (Nya) guides each child through the necessary steps. The AI tutor gradually unlocks more advanced content, as the child demonstrates mastery of prerequisite skills. As an example; Before learning how to read a word, the child needs to master the sound-letter correspondence of each sound composing that word.


Milestones πŸ“†

Short-Term Objectives (2024)

See quarterly milestones at

Long-Term Objectives (2024 β†’ 2030)

In the long term, apps and content will gradually be created for target languages where the number of out-of-school children is the highest (based on UIS Statistics):

Country Languages Out-of-School Children (Primary Age)
Tanzania Swahili 1,745,627 (as of 2021)
India Hindi, Bengali, Urdu 1,722,440 (as of 2023)
Philippines Tagalog, Hiligaynon 1,339,277 (as of 2022)
South Africa Xhosa 568,104 (as of 2021)
Indonesia Indonesian, Javanese 345,716 (as of 2022)
Cambodia Khmer 253,273 (as of 2022)
Thailand Thai 106,430 (as of 2023)
Nepal Nepali 105,716 (as of 2023)

Would You Like to Contribute? πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»

How can you contribute? Either by adding educational content or by engineering Android apps/games for the children to interact with the educational content. In addition, you can contribute with software testing and distribution.

Content Creation or App Development πŸŽΆπŸŽ™οΈπŸ“±

  • Contribute by creating or peer reviewing educational content (e.g. storybooks, words, audio recordings, images, etc). If you speak Hindi or Tagalog as your mother tongue, go to the website matching your language and then click "Sign On":

    For instructions on how to add educational content, see

  • Also, contribute by developing Android applications or Android games. If you are a developer, see and

Download & Test the Software πŸ“¦πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

For instructions on how to download and install the software, see

Software & Hardware Distribution πŸ›΅πŸ’¨

Do you live near a child who is out-of-school? Help us distribute the learning software. For more information, send an e-mail to or contact us in our community chat.

Open-Source Community

Global Community 🌐

As a global Internet community without borders, we invite people of any background to join us in our work. We deeply believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn foundational reading, writing and math, no matter their social or geographic background. Please help us make this vision a reality by making a contribution of your time and knowledge towards this purpose. Thank you! πŸ’œ

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Get to know some of our past and current open-source contributors and maintainers:

Community Chat πŸ‘‹πŸ½

Join our Discord server at

Community Mailing List

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You can e-mail us at

Social Media πŸ“°

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Licensing ©️

All the code is publicly available on GitHub as Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

Our goal is to spread the learning software quickly in order to reach as many children as possible, and we believe that using open source software will enable this. Any individual or organization is welcome to fork the existing code and adapt it to their local needs, as well as adding improvements to the upstream code repositories if they wish to do so. - Free open-source learning software for out-of-school children βœ¨πŸš€

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