Our journey began with a shared vision of two individuals
inspired to build a rebellious upstart to explore ways to
make education inclusive, affordable and accessible to
all groups of learners in Africa.
About Us

The Turnaround Institute (TAI) is an eco-system for virtual
learning designed to help resolve the most critical
higher education challenges in Africa.

We are an easy-to-use online self-education platform, set up to offer
independent creativity-inspiring education to thousands
of learners around the wider spectrum of life.

Our Story

The Turnaround Institute (TAI) is an organization built with a resilient spirit and a deliberate, conscious goal to use technology to transform the education sector in Africa. Our journey began in 2020 with a friendship and a mutual interest in setting out on a path to find ways to impact the world for generations to come and leave a lasting positive footprint.

We met in a conference room six years ago – the facilitator one, the student the other, and ever since we’ve been working together. Today, two experienced professionals are embarking on a legacy project, not only to reflect on how to make a living but to do so in a fashion that positively impacts the people we come into contact with and improves the environment in which we all exist.

One issue was important: how can we create a partnership that takes advantage of our accumulated abilities to make the world a better place for the highly disenfranchised, marginalized, and disadvantaged segment of society?  The simple answer was, Education!

Africa struggles with unprecedented education inequality, especially low post-secondary enrollment rates.

For both individual and national development, education is recognized as a vital force. The majority of Africa’s young population faces the dilemma of getting too little access to quality higher education opportunities. Failure to resolve the learning gap in Africa has proven to decrease opportunity for a whole generation to improve their potential and escape poverty.

The overarching goal of a country’s education system should be to empower each citizen with the wider skills relevant to maximize potential. Historically, because of socio-economic stigma, a higher percentage of the young African populace remains marginalized. Quality higher education is a reserve for a privileged few. At the Turnaround Institute we seek to shift this narrative.

For the younger generation, TAI offers a platform for them to acquire the appropriate learning and education in readiness for the career path they would like to pursue. Most people face the challenge of not being completely conscious of the actual professional direction to follow after secondary learning, and that’s all right. We offer them the ideal launch pad to help accelerate their journey towards future greatness by exposing them at an early stage of their transition to market-relevant skills of the 21st-century world.

Our journey began with a shared vision of two individuals
inspired to build a rebellious upstart to explore ways to
make education inclusive, affordable and accessible to
all groups of learners in Africa.
About Us 2

The Turnaround Institute (TAI) is an eco-system for virtual
learning designed to help resolve the most critical
higher education challenges in Africa.

We are an easy-to-use online self-education platform, set up to offer
independent creativity-inspiring education to thousands
of learners around the wider spectrum of life.

Our Story

The Turnaround Institute (TAI) is an organization built with a resilient spirit and a deliberate, conscious goal to use technology to transform the education sector in Africa. Our journey began in 2020 with a friendship and a mutual interest in setting out on a path to find ways to impact the world for generations to come and leave a lasting positive footprint.

We met in a conference room six years ago – the facilitator one, the student the other, and ever since we’ve been working together. Today, two experienced professionals are embarking on a legacy project, not only to reflect on how to make a living but to do so in a fashion that positively impacts the people we come into contact with and improves the environment in which we all exist.

One issue was important: how can we create a partnership that takes advantage of our accumulated abilities to make the world a better place for the highly disenfranchised, marginalized, and disadvantaged segment of society?  The simple answer was, Education!

Africa struggles with unprecedented education inequality, especially low post-secondary enrollment rates.

For both individual and national development, education is recognized as a vital force. The majority of Africa’s young population faces the dilemma of getting too little access to quality higher education opportunities. Failure to resolve the learning gap in Africa has proven to decrease opportunity for a whole generation to improve their potential and escape poverty.

The overarching goal of a country’s education system should be to empower each citizen with the wider skills relevant to maximize potential. Historically, because of socio-economic stigma, a higher percentage of the young African populace remains marginalized. Quality higher education is a reserve for a privileged few. At the Turnaround Institute we seek to shift this narrative.

For the younger generation, TAI offers a platform for them to acquire the appropriate learning and education in readiness for the career path they would like to pursue. Most people face the challenge of not being completely conscious of the actual professional direction to follow after secondary learning, and that’s all right. We offer them the ideal launch pad to help accelerate their journey towards future greatness by exposing them at an early stage of their transition to market-relevant skills of the 21st-century world.

Our journey began with a shared vision of two individuals
inspired to build a rebellious upstart to explore ways to
make education inclusive, affordable and accessible to
all groups of learners in Africa.
About Us 3

Core Values

Inclusivity

Ensuring that every person has equal opportunities for educational advancement across Africa – leaving no student behind

Equitability

Ensure fairness and educational opportunity for all Africans irrespective of socio-economic orientation – poverty is not a crime

Accessibility

Designing courses and creating a style of teaching to meet people’s needs from a diversity of backgrounds, skillset and cognitive abilities

Affordability

Accelerating an extensive reform of the higher education system to make it easily accessible to students from marginalized backgrounds

Opportunity

Helping all people acquire knowledge and develop market-relevant skills that they need to participate in designing their future and become active members of society.

Sustainability

To instill a shared ethic among all stakeholders to address current needs without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Join Our Team
Rita-Mwangi—Final

Rita Mwangi

Business Development & Key Account Manager
Edwin-Final

Edwin Agasa

Director of Partnership Linkages & Strategic Collaborations
Bob-Kalili

Bob Kalili

Group Chairman & Chief Strategy, Learning & Impact Officer
Deborah—200-by-200

Deborah

Legal & Governance
Advisor