Invest with Digify Africa
With a ten-year track record creating on-the-ground impact for learners in Africa, Digify Africa is uniquely positioned to help you deliver digital skills education to young people in Africa.
Digify Africa is an EdTech company that builds best-in-class mobile learning experiences with WhatsApp chatbot technology. Our award-winning DigiBot technology currently runs the world’s best WhatsApp learning bots, and our chatbots have achieved incredible user engagement and impact so far, with scalability and cost-effectiveness.
You can invest in our commercial offering which includes a full build service and a nascent ‘build your own learning chatbot’ product.
We’re on a mission to educate 12 million learners annually by 2027 using the DigiBot. Invest with us and let’s revolutionise eLearning on the continent with scalable learning solutions that create impact.
Discover the DigiBot
Africa Needs Accessible Learning
According to the World Bank, 87% of young people in Africa are in “learning poverty”.
Young people urgently need a way to gain skills for employability.
As the world moves faster towards virtual learning many learners lack access to a PC or data to connect with opportunities.
Other eLearning apps and web-based learning solutions can be prohibitively expensive to download and use.
A WhatsApp bot product that delivers interactive microlearning to low-income users in Africa.
The DigiBot is the most affordable eLearning experience possible for the user.
Lessons are accessible to learners wherever and whenever they want, at their own pace.
It’s a flexible, adaptable methodology that has the capability to help businesses, schools, universities, NGOs and governments make educational experiences more accessible.
The DigiBot has a built-in customisable CMS (Content Management System) and tech support. We have created a product that works, and scales easily, all on WhatsApp
Features and Functionality
ADVANCED UX & PERSONALITY
Buttons, menus, keywords, push notifications & more. Each bot has their own personality, using stickers and emojis to bring it to the fore.
RICH & INTERACTIVE CONTENT
For low-data users, with a focus on text, audio notes, images, and infographics, along with quizzes.
Learners can earn badges and track their progress against others on leaderboards as they earn their certificate of completion.
ANALYTICS & DASHBOARDS
Event tracking to show learner progress in detail and at scale on live dashboards.
Why It Works
The Big Numbers
Experience the DigiBot
Internet Safety Learning Bot
Kitso is our learning bot that helps teachers and parents to teach basic Internet safety.
Digital Literacy Learning Bot
Lesedi teaches learners basic digital literacy so they can understand how their phone can change their lives.
Why Invest With Us
Over ten years’ experience in sustainable social impact in Africa.
Trusted by some of the world’s biggest tech companies and funders, including Meta, Google, and the British High Commission.
Partnering in a huge potential marketing of chatbot-driven learning across Africa.
Impacting 1.7 million engaged learners over 2 years and 12 million over 5 years across the continent.
Owned by a majority black women team & developed by highly experienced professionals united by a passion for revolutionising education and reducing the digital divide.
5 Bookmarks Awards
Silver: Public Service & NPO Platforms
Silver: Platform Innovation
Craft – Software, Coding & Technical Innovation
Bronze: Channel Innovation
Bronze: Bots, Messaging & Dark Social
Gold Smarties Award
Social Messaging and Chat Apps
Most Innovative App Developed By A Corporate
2 Assegai Awards
Leader of New Technologies and Bronze for Bronze: Most Innovative Solution
Meet Our Team
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
An award-winning social entrepreneur, Gavin launched Live Magazine SA in 2011 and has won a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship.
Chief Operating Officer
Oversees programmes that have trained over 100 000 African youth through partnerships with Facebook, Google and the British Council.
Chief Financial Officer
Tsholofelo is a registered Professional Accountant SA with a wealth of experience in Financial Management, Audit and Compliance.
Business Development Executive
Xolani is involved in building and launching multiple start-ups, local brands and products online and offline.
Senior Project Manager
Omphile oversees the day-to-day delivery of the Innovation team. She is a BCom Marketing graduate who started her career at Red Bull SA working with social entrepreneurs.
Bolstered by MBA training and business experience, Levon has won 30+ advertising awards and has a decorated portfolio of innovative products, apps and websites.
Mobile Content Lead
An award-winning writer and digital copywriter with experience on brands such as Vodafone, Lexus, Standard Bank, Netflix, Nando's, McDonalds and AIG.