Tonee Ndungu is the founder and innovation architect behind Kytabu and an avid tech-prenuer with a good number of companies under his belt including www.nailab.co.ke.
As a dyslexic student, I had to work twice as hard to be half as good as my classmate.
As a dyslexic student who worked twice as hard to be half as good as his classmates, creating an education application that levels the learning field while changing the dynamic of learning was a given. A speaker at 4 TED talks, founder of the first TECH incubator in Nairobi and big believer in intuitive learning, Tonee is the visionary behind KYTABU.
Kytabu is a textbook subscription application that provides students with access to pre-installed digital textbooks on modems, dongles, and tablets. A student can lease a page, chapter or book from the library for an hour, day, week, month, or a school term using a mobile payment system.
The application does more than store books; it has audio books in various languages, learning games, a virtual classroom for in-class chats, a “past tests and exams” section for self-evaluation and an “edu-store” for additional edu-apps.
The application provides students with access to very affordable learning content that is topical and relevant in a fun, engaging and convenient manner. It creates a suitable delivery platform for publishers and content developers while bringing mobile service providers and hardware manufacturers into the education sector to grow its impact but keep it within the reach of the very poor (living on $1 (US) a day or less).