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Founder of Shule Direct

Faraja Nyalandu, born and raised in Tanzania is a resourceful social entrepreneur. She has degrees in law but has dedicated herself to her passion: developing cutting edge social and educational programs that empower youth and children. A member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, she has served on the Global Future Council for Education, Gender and Work. In 2013, she established Shule Direct which provides comprehensive web and mobile educational platforms (offering learning content across multiple subjects) to over a million in and out of school youth. In 2016, Faraja won the Tanzania Leadership Awards’ Hall of Fame Woman of the Year Award. In 2017, she was awarded a 2017 System Innovator award by Segal Family Foundation for systemic change in digital learning in Secondary School education in Tanzania, and in 2018 was named as one of 100 Most Influential Young Africans.