Kepler is reinventing higher education with a lens on readiness for 21st century careers. Africa has the fastest growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent.
Kepler aspires to be among the first to show at scale that it is possible to dramatically improve learning and employment outcomes while lowering the cost of higher education to make it more widely accessible.
Unlike traditional higher education, Kepler builds its academics around the demanding, practical needs of employers. It delivers the skills that businesses seek through hands-on learning that combines world-class online content, high-quality in-person coaching, and extensive real-world work experience. 90%+ of Kepler graduates are employed within six months of graduation, and a series of impact analyses over the past five years has demonstrated that the model provides statistically significant improvements in academic and employment outcomes when measured against a comparison group.
Kepler's co-founders, who serve on the board, have deep experience in education in East Africa, having also founded a K12 school network (Nova and Pioneer Academies) and corporate training venture (Spire).