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Doreen Kessy
2021 FINALIST

Doreen Kessy

Ubongo

Harnessing the power of entertainment to reduce inequalities in education across Africa.

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The Big Picture:
Through TV, radio, and mobile, children in 24.6 million households in 41 countries across Africa watch, listen, and learn from Ubongo’s educational cartoon programs every week. The leading children’s entertainment producer in Africa creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media, broadcast in 9 languages, designed to improve school readiness and learning outcomes. As Africa’s’ biggest classroom, Ubongo is in a powerful position to promote social and behavioral change for kids, caregivers and educators — and make a lasting impact. 

“When I attended university in the US. I saw the huge gap in quality education and I knew it was an injustice. All kids in Africa should receive quality education that is fun, engaging, and representative of their lives and experiences.” — Doreen Kessy, chief business officer, Ubongo

Meet the Ubongo kids, and learn more about the measurable impact they’re making.

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