Roots to Rise Ewaka

Innovative, at-home learning through basic mobile phones.

Foundational learning in literacy and numeracy.

Recognizing the need for learners to safely continue building foundational numeracy skills while schools remained closed due to COVID-19, we adapted our Roots to Rise programming to be delivered via basic household mobile phones. Roots to Rise Ewaka (“at home” in Luganda) is an automated learning tool that uses interactive voice response technology to deliver fun numeracy lessons through phone calls on demand.

Ewaka does not require a computer, tablet, smartphone, or internet connection, allowing the program to reach more last-mile learners than other distance learning tools. It is also accessible to learners who can’t read. See how it works!

In April 2024, Roots to Rise Ewaka was deployed throughout Uganda.


Learners enrolled on the platform


Districts of deployment


Languages in which lessons are delivered

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