TARGET REGION

POPULATION

1.2

BILLION
UN predicts a population between 1.5 and 2 billion by 2050

ECONOMY

6

COUNTRIES
Six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies in the previous decade

YOUTH

11

MILLION
Young people will enter the labor market, every year, for the next decade.

JOB MARKET

95

MILLION
Young people lack the basic skills to be competitive in the labor force

MOBILE

45

PERCENT
Percentage who own a simple mobile phone; 25% more men than women
Sub-Saharan Africa. Target region of Simu+ where it is to offer lifelong learning opportunities for all.

LITERACY

50

PERCENT
Percentage of adults that are illiterate or semi-literate

INCOME

2

THOUSAND
The average annual income in US$. 40% live below the poverty line

INFORMAL SECTOR

80

PERCENT
Percentage of people working in the informal sector

AGRICULTURE

69

PERCENT
Percentage of people working in agriculture. Half of the farmers are women

LANGUAGES

1000

LANGUAGES
The most linguistic diverse region in the world

Simu+ explainer video

Mobile learning for Africa

Simu+ disrupts and democratises adult education and changes the way (young) adults in sub Saharan Africa gain skills and educate themselves, including the illiterates and semi-literates. Courses are voice based and accessible by all mobile phones, including the most basic ones. Lessons are offered in multiple local languages with Interactive Voice Response (IVR)­‐interaction for engagement and progress tracking. The Simu+ courses are aimed at increasing people’s chances of getting a job, improve farming outcomes, and making money in the informal sector and health.