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.

Stories from our learners

“I like that I can ask questions if I don’t understand something.”

Anam joined Watobe in August after scoring 42% in term 2. She attended nearly every Watobe live class over the ensuing months and doubled her maths mark to an incredible 82% in the final term!

Marks increased from code 3 to code 7 in four months
Grade 10

“If you’re struggling with maths, Watobe is easy and reliable!”

Asonge needed a good mark in order to take Pure Maths in grade 10. Before joining Watobe, he had a code 2. Within a few months of live classes he managed a code 5 in his final term. Way to go, Asonge!

Marks increased from code 2 to code 5 in three months
Grade 9

“The best thing about Watobe is how patient the teachers are.”

Luniko was failing with a code 1 in maths. His mom signed him up for Watobe in June and after months of hard work, he managed a code 4 in his final term. Thanks mom, and well done Luniko!

Marks increased from code 1 to code 4 in six months
Grade 9

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.

Try risk-free for 14 days. No recurring charges, cancel anytime.

Free for 14 days, then R299 per month