Updated on July 23, 2019


Created on July 23, 2019


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eKitabu is a digital platform for ebooks.

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Product Description

eKitabu delivers access to books through digital content eBooks for education. This open source platform provides: Utilization of content by students and teachers by access of government approved reading materials including textbooks and story books, measures students literacy through exam scores and digital essay competition metrics. For student with special needs like the blind and visually impaired, the app reads book aloud while for the deaf or hard hearing individuals, the app includes videos with local sign language.

eKitabu has partnered with Moran Publishers and Oxford University Press and collaborated with Kenya ministry of Education, UNICEF Kenya and Global Book Alliance.

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Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product has been implemented by over 600 schools in Kenya and through programs like DFID's Girls Education Challenge project; that brings over 200 schools in marginalized arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the service from eKitabu website and eKitabu e-reader application.

Distributions to Date Status

This product has been implemented by over 600 schools in Kenya. 13,064 students from 356 schools from 44 counties in Kenya participated in the eKitabu digital essay competition as of February 2018.

Design Specifications

eKitabu platform offers the following features: Digital essay competition for students. The digital essay competition in 2018 registered 13,064 students from 356 schools from 44 counties in Kenya. 103 Special needs students from 4 schools participated. Teachers training materials including:

Technical Support

This platform does not have technical support provided. Users are expected to contact the given email if questions arise.

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Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

This platform was designed with the aim of providing high school and primary school students and teachers with access to inclusive and quality education for all.

Vetted Performance Status

The designers have observed a 146.3% increase in submissions of essays as it comes from collaboration between teachers and partners.


No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

A device with a display is needed to use this product. This includes computers, tablets and/or smart phones. Also, to access the app, internet connection is needed.

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Compliance with regulations

This product has been certified with Kenya Ministry of Education as the platform has done a collaboration with the ministry and the reading materials are those approved by the government and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.

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