Meet Mbuyi Ndlovu, who started life in Mduku, a tiny village in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that to this day lacks the basic services like electricity and water.
Mbuyi's mother had no formal education but carried this message to her children: "If you want to fill your stomach, first fill your head with knowledge!"
She worked tirelessly, weaving carpets, selling fruit and cattle to raise money to send Mbuyi to university, where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science and joined the Mxit Reach team.
Mxit Reach in partnership with UNICEF and the Department of Basic Education have developed the Ukufunda Virtual School, putting the power of e-learning into the hands of learners, teachers and parents.
In South Africa, household mobile phone penetration is 228% - this makes Ukufunda a phenomenal innovation, as it runs on the Mxit platform that caters to over 8000 different mobile devices and tablets.
Together we can #LearnToGrowSA
Videographer: Jolene Cartmill