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uLesson Closes A $15M Series B Round, The Largest Known Investment For An Edtech Startup In Africa

In January 2021, AfroTech reported that uLesson — an African edtech startup — announced it raised a $7.5 million Series A funding round for its online learning platform to make remote learning a breeze. Now, less than a year later, it has announced that it’s raised $15 million in a Series B funding round, according to TechCrunch. Five investors led their latest round — Tencent, Nielsen Ventures, and existing investors Owl Ventures, TLcom Capital, and Founder Collective — in what is said to be the largest known investment for an edtech startup in Africa.

Dec 9, 2021

Dana Delane-Williams Makes History As Founder of First Black Woman-Owned Virtual K-12 Schools

Schools look a lot different this year as many have switched to online/virtual formats to still hold classes for students during the quarantine. However, Dana Delane-Williams — owner and founder of American High School — is making a historical step for education and tech as the only Black woman in the country to create an online virtual school for grades K-12, Black Business reports . Delane-Williams has made a solid commitment to revolutionize the educational system that gives kids the tools they need to succeed in their professional lives and help them acquire their high school diplomas. Though the traditional ways of the U.S. educational institutions have changed drastically over the last few months, Delane-Williams is determined to position the American High School as a viable solution for students to still receive a quality education without relying on in-person instruction. According to Black Business , she began her teaching career as an online instructor at the University of...

Aug 31, 2020

Marsai Martin's New Campaign Advocates Free School Meals For K-12 Students

Marsai Martin firmly believes that all students should have access to free lunch, and her new initiative is striving to achieve that. The young actress has partnered with the Urban School Food Alliance and Student Voice for a national campaign that outlines the need to help feed students, according to The Root . Today, I’m excited to launch the #SchoolLunchForAll campaign. We've created a petition that'll make sure all K-12 students have access to free school meals, without the threat of debt + humiliation. 1: Sign here ➡️ 2: Follow @EndLunchDebt 3: Share! — Marsai Martin (@marsaimartin) July 9, 2020 Alongside these nutrition leaders, Martin is making sure that students aren’t denied access to lunch and preventing families from going into debt due to outstanding unpaid fees. The campaign, School Lunch for All — led by The Soze Agency and Galaxy Gives — wants to “ensure that school meals are provided, free of charge, to every K-12...

Jul 10, 2020