UBONGO is a new Tanzanian social enterprise that creates engaging and locally relevant educational content for learners in Africa. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we make video, audio and interactive learning materials to be delivered via TV, radio, web, mobile and grassroots educational programs.
Our first series, Bunga Bongo, is an interactive cartoon series that teaches math to kids through fun, animated stories. The show will be premiering on Tanzanian National Television at the beginning of 2014.
We also create content for various organizations and educational institutions. We like making stuff that's both fun and educational, and we focus on engaging and story-driven media that helps learners to understand concepts... not just memorize them.
We want to enable and empower learners in Africa, regardless of their age, gender, location and economic means, to access digital content that educates, inspires and enriches their lives.
Want to find out more? Get it touch.
our animated edutainment show
An interactive edutainment series coming soon to small screens across East Africa!
Watch the teaser and let us know what you think!
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And check out our music video "Hisabati ni Mikakati"!
Ubongo Kids is an exciting new animated edutainment TV series for students in East Africa. Animated characters Kibena, Kiduchu and Koba go on adventures each episode, using their wits and knowledge of math to solve mysteries and problems in their community. We're making versions in both Kiswahili and English, and looking for partners interested in translating the show to other languages.
Not only is this the first animated series in Tanzania... it's also the first truly INTERACTIVE show. Through our very own live interaction system, students can participate via USSD, from even the most basic mobile phones. They will be able to answer questions, participate in challenges and score points to win prizes.
who are we?
Creatives, educators and techies with a passion for education...
Nisha is a media producer and instructional designer who works in both English and Kiswahili. She was formerly Content Maestro at The Virtual School, where she spearheaded the production of an interactive video platform for UK students. She also directed award winning documentaries Twiga Stars: Tanzania’s Soccer Sisters and Risk. She has an MSc. in Science Media Production from Imperial College London, and an intensive B.S. in Biology from Yale University.
Tom is a passionate teacher, with over a decade of experience teaching math in both English and Kiswahili. He specializes in creative teaching through play and storytelling. He has self-published a primary mathematics textbook and created numerous educational videos and animations for Tanzanian students. He loves finding creative ways to teach a concept so it sticks His dream is to someday start a camp where Tanzanian children from all backgrounds can develop through experiential learning.
Rajab has over 7 years experience as a professional animator in Tanzania. He trained at Media One Productions and has worked on a multitude of educational and commercial animation projects in Tanzania. He has created innovative animation projects and has is dedicated to using animation as a teaching tool. He has also animated advertisements for companies including Vodacom, Efatha Bank, Chai Tausi and Hashi Gas.
“Cleng’a” is a talented animator and film producer based at the Bagamoyo Arts College. He is also an educator dedicated to helping young people learn and develop a sense of self through art. He has run camps, workshops and training programs for students in Tanzania and the USA. He also sculpts, paints, makes documentary films, performs standup comedy... and is a true Tanzanian Renaissance Man.
Arnold is a software engineer and mobile developer. His project Safari Yetu, a mobile bus ticketing system for Tanzania, won Startup World Tanzania in 2012 and the Global Innovation through Science and Technology Bootcamp in 2013. Arnold is passionate about using technology for social change and is a specialist in building systems for use on the most basic mobile phones. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam and is an alumni of the United World College.
We'd love to connect with you.
connect with us!
Tel: +255 685012897
And keep checking back here at www.ubongo.co.tz for more!