Rapelang Rabana

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Rekindle Learning; global head of R&D, TelFree; co-founder, Yeigo Communications, now part of TelFree

Born: Gaborone, Botswana

Education: BBS in computer science, University of Cape Town

Early Marker: At Yeigo Communications, developed some of the earliest mobile phone VoIP applications.

Big Idea: Rekindle Learning aims to use mobile phones to deliver educational support at scale to classroom teachers via learning apps for students.

Wave of the Future: App-economy, M-economy, online education, emerging economies

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