AltSchool Africa, the biggest Nigerian skill-to-market platform has launched a branch in Kenya, its second largest Market in revenue after Nigeria.
According to a report by Techcabal, the Edtech company has garnered massive patronage and is bent on proffering direct solutions to its Kenya clients and also in processing local payments.
The startup which was launched in 2021 as a virtual platform to provide Africans with in-demand tech skills such as data, engineering and business analytics has extended its reach beyond Nigeria to countries like Rwanda and US.
Major stakeholders and partners in Kenya, have made exemptions for the startup to thrive. The company said, “We are in talks with different agencies on the ground to make sure that Kenyans have access the right access to the global in-demand skills that AltSchool has to offer.”
Also, in addition to traditional offered courses, short courses on sales, music creation, and content were added. The CEO AltSchool Africa, Adewale Yusuf, revealed these courses would be maintained in Kenya to be taught in English and probably Swahili.
Founded in 2021 by Yusuf, Akintunde Sultan and Opeyemi Awoyemi, AltSchool Africa is a tech enabled platform that utilizes un-conventional learning approaches in bridging the gap of unemployment by offering youths with in-demand skills to make them employable.
In February 2022, the startup raised $1 million pre seed round and about $3 million in May 2023. With $3 million in Annual revenue, the startup has aided over 60,000 learners across 105 countries.
The CEO noted that the startup is focused on expanding to other countries. “We want to deepen our presence in existing countries,” he said.