Given Edward is a renowned technology and education innovator gearing to improve education in Africa through the use of technology.
He is the CEO of two companies: MyElimu & mtabe.
Edward created MyElimu, an online discussion forum that leverages peer learning and allows Tanzanian secondary school students to discuss what what they study in school. The platform is categorised by subject and students participate based on interest and need. For Edward, MyElimu is not just for content creation and discussion alone. He wants students to be able to take information off the website and share. “Elimu” is the swahili word for education.
In 2015, He received an award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his works for and with young people. The award recognises and celebrates young people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
Later in October 2017, Given started working to build a new venture called Mtabe- a service that uses Artificial Intelligence to deliver learning content to students who do not have access to internet or smartphones, as well well as those who do. With Mtabe, he wants to help students in the rural villages enjoy e-learning just as much as those in towns who have internet.
Give aims to empower young people through education so they can achieve their goals just like others.