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Cape Town, 26 October 2021 – Play Sense, a leader in play-based learning in South Africa, has made the Africa EdTech 50. The annual list is an initiative of HolonIQ and seeks to name 50 young, fast growing and innovative learning and up-skilling start-ups across Sub-Saharan Africa.
This year, The Africa EdTech 50 attracted almost 500 entries from EdTech start-ups. HolonIQ is the world’s leading impact intelligence platform and using the platform’s scoring fingerprint, the top 50 were chosen based on capital, team, market, product, and momentum.
CEO and Co-founder of Play Sense, Meg Faure, said: “We are thrilled to have made the Africa EdTech 50 list. We truly believe that technology is an enabler for us to reach so many more children with intervention in the early years through play and connection with an excellent teacher. It’s what studies have proven over and over – children who have a rich ECD learning experience go on to achieve more success, happiness and fulfilment and this is the key to a bright future.”
In addition to Africa EdTech 50, Play Sense has also been shortlisted for the Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESAwards). The awards are the largest EdTech competition and community in the world made up of over 6000 EdTech start-ups across 120 countries.
“We are honoured to have the opportunity to showcase our unique model that has a direct impact on children, teachers and the community at large,” said Melissa Cumming, COO of Play Sense. “We are not only providing the gold standard of learning through play in our micro-playschools, but we are also enabling women-owned businesses through our affordable franchise program and leveraging technology to access new markets and make a bigger impact on the lives of people we work with,” said Cumming.
Faure believes that both Africa EdTech 50 and the GESAwards speak to the start-up’s investor readiness and potential as a global leader in play-based EdTech.