Mavis Academy: Highest quality learning at a fraction of the cost in a language that the child understands

Our Mavis Academies are tech-driven chains of affordable primary schools with fees as low as N2500 ($8)/child/month

How it Works

Talking Books™: A Great Way To Learn

Test session with the children using the Hausa-to-English Talking Books at our MEP Centre in Mpape, Abuja Nigeria

Awards

We're super excited to announce that Mavis Computel won the 2017 British Council ELTons Award in the Local Innovation Category (in partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment) for our Hausa-to-English Talking Book. Read More Here

What We Do

Overcoming the Language Barrier in Learning

We overcome the language barrier in learning that has hindered millions of children in poor communities from gaining the much-needed literacy and numeracy skills in early years. For example, a child in northern Nigeria who knows only Hausa can use our Talking Books to learn English and Math (using Hausa as the language of instruction). This is in line with the National Policy on Education that states that children should be taught in their local language or the language of their immediate environment for the first 3 years. We now make this possible in a very affordable yet highly effective manner.

Rewarding Investment in Education

We now make it possible for individuals/organisations who have been desirous to own schools but did not have the know-how to now be able to own schools (Mavis Academy franchise). We run the schools on behalf of the franchisee and give monthly returns once the schools start. Investing in a Mavis Academy is typically 5x - 8x cheaper than setting up a conventional school and more profitable.

FREE Education Package

With our Mavis Education Model, we enable governments (federal, state or local), development organisations, etc. to provide FREE basic education in the target communities. Corporate bodies can also support education as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) "Adopt a School" Initiatives. This can be through sponsoring children in existing Mavis Academies or paying for the setup of Mavis Academies (as many as required) in the states of their choice.  Please contact us for details.

Providing good paying jobs for teachers in rural areas

We aim to help create over 3,000 jobs for young graduates with degrees in education and to pay them good salaries which in most cases will be 3 – 5 times what they would get in rural public or private schools. We strongly believe teachers deserve to be paid living wages and have a good career path. We make this possible for those enrolled as facilitators in our Mavis Academies.

 

Utilizing Existing Infrastructure

We make use of existing buildings in communities and re-purpose them to be conducive for learning. This also helps provide extra income for property owners in the communities and artisans who make the furniture for the centres.

All Year-round Learning (10 months)

From research, this helps children retain knowledge better than going on very long breaks and forgetting what they learned the last term. Our centres are not restricted to the conventional school year starting in September. Each new centre can start at any month.

Existing MEP Centres

Mpape, Abuja (MEPC/ABJ/MPA/0001)

  • Pilot centre launched in February 2016 to get empirical data. Literacy test scores of the children rose from 30% at the beginning of the program to about 93% in just 8 weeks.

Bwari, Abuja (MEPC/ABJ/BWR/0002)

  • Launched February 2017 by Olutayo Afelumo (Founder - ENCF) with support from the Embassy of the United States of America Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Status: Enrolment is on-going at Kogo and Zango communities in Bwari, FCT. Currently tuition FREE courtesy of the US Embassy. Parents in this community can enroll their children (ages 4 – 18) today.

New Mavis Academies

  • Mpape, Abuja (MAC/0001) 
    • Holiday Program launched in July 2017.
    • Status: Enrollment into Primary 1 – 3 is on-going. School starts September 2017.
  • Mararaba, Nasarawa (MAC/0002)
    • Holiday Program launched in July 2017.
    • Status: Enrollment into Primary 1 – 3 is on-going. School starts September 2017.

 

 

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