Ambani & Zaio: Impact-driven EdTech

E Squared Pathways investees, Zaio and Ambani have been accepted into Injini’s inaugural Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program following a rigorous selection process. We are thrilled that they will get this unique opportunity to be a part of this accelerator that offers specialist support in EdTech.

This specialised venture support program is uniquely designed for high-growth and high-impact companies addressing pressing challenges in education in South Africa through technology and innovation.

Identified as 2 of 12 of the most promising growth-stage, impact-driven EdTech companies, Ambani and Zaio will receive direct, product quality evaluation and certification, coaching and mentorship, bespoke market research and market access through Injini’s network of stakeholders across the education innovation landscape.

Meet the Fellows of Injini’s inaugural Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program

10 further Fellows will be participating in the program which includes: Afrika Tikkun Bambanani, Buzz Kidz, Click Learning, Code4Kids, Digify Africa, Fundza Literacy Trust, Matric Live, Reflective Learning, Resolute Education, and Yenza.

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Ambani Africa

Ambani Africa has, through the use of augmented reality, animation and gamification, successfully developed learner-focused products for language learning. They offer a free language app that currently offers six African language options.

Mukundi Lambani, Founder and Chief Officer: “We are honoured to be a part of the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Program. As Ambani, we are committed to promoting learning and literacy in African languages and the program’s focus on impact measurement aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to leveraging this opportunity to expand our reach and impact.”


Zaio is an AI-Powered online coding school for Africa. The platform offers interactive courses, coding challenges and assignments with an AI assistant that helps students learn more efficiently. After going through the courses, Zaio helps learners land their first job in the IT Industry. The company’s goal is to empower African youth with IT skills and career opportunities in the rapidly growing technology sector.

Mvelo Hlope, CEO: “We are excited to work with Injini and Mastercard Foundation to ready our solution to scale across the continent and to collaborate with like-minded founders, that are on the same mission as us -making high-quality education in Africa accessible to all.”