Kumbaya Content Library
The Kumbaya Content Library is a comprehensive education and entertainment offering for early childhood instruction, literacy programs, health and nutrition information, agriculture data and entrepreneurship training. The constantly evolving Kumbaya Content Library connects children and adults to the information needed to make lasting social and economic progress.
“Educating a girl educates a nation. It unleashes a ripple effect that changes the world unmistakably for the better. We have recently set ourselves a new ambitious agenda to achieve a sustainable future. Success in this endeavor is simply not possible without educated, empowered girls, young women and mothers. “
UNESCO Gender Parity Report
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The Kumbaya Content Library provides the basis to start learning; teaching reading, writing and math and delivering the answers to the most common health, nutrition and life questions.
The initial Kumbaya Content Library is designed for early education from grades pre-k up to grade 4, with plans for rapid expansion. Early learning is a very important transitional period when children learn to count and match, read and draw. They also begin to express themselves, to share and interact with one another, and develop their self-confidence. These are important lessons for their later years at school.
The Kumbaya Content Library is set to feature over 250 interactive stories that teach life lessons, promote positive images of girls and challenge social norms.
When it comes to, nine million girls between the ages of about 6 will never go to school at all, compared to six million boys. Gender roles can mean that young girls are removed from school to collect water or care for their siblings. Meanwhile, countries such as Niger, Chad and Mali have some of the world’s highest levels of child marriage – many girls become brides before they have finished primary school.