New free edtech app developed by local entrepreneurs

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Two young South African entrepreneurs have developed a free-to-download edtech app for local learners.

 Titled Spongein, the app functions to assist grade 10, 11, and 12 learners in revising for their upcoming exams and will be free until the end of 2020

Founded and established by two young local entrepreneurs, Tsepo Sehona ( age 28)and Lebone Segolodi (27), Spongein allows learners to watch lessons and revise content in seven subjects.

The subjects available to revise on the app include maths, maths lit, English, Afrikaans, Zulu, lif science, and physical science.

With the impacts of the pandemic shifting methods of learning, local students have had to adapt to learning via technological tools, and this ‘Netflix’ for learners, as the founders termed it, aims to be a useful resource in empowering young minds.

Segolodi, co-founder of Spongein explains that currently the app is focusing on matriculant students but plans to expand its offering to both grade 10 and 11 learners.

“We currently aim to make learning easier for grade 10, 11, and 12 students from the comfort of their homes, launching with Term 3 content for the aforesaid grades. For this time period, we are only focusing on matriculants and they can access the app for free.”

Not only does the app offer revision for learners but it also encourages students to explore various career paths in a range of industries, with inspirational videos and insightful content from business-man Thebe Ikalafeng, musician Cassper Nyovest and more.

Sehona, co-founder of Spongein highlights the multifunction’s of the edtech platform and app.

“We also believe that learning is not limited to just the classroom and have provided additional inspiring content that will highlight leaders from different industries that students could possibly venture into as a career path. We position ourselves as a platform that aims to empower South African individuals.”

Spongein is available for download on both Google Play and the Apple Store.

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