What is Mandla?

Africa is the most linguistically diverse continent on Earth, with over 2000 languages and billions of native speakers. Throughout the centuries our cultures and languages have been brutally repressed and stripped from us with the languages of our oppressors imposed on us, our nations, and our education systems. A language is more than a collection of words, it is an identity. Despite recent advances in online language learning, there remains no education platform that supports more than one or two African languages. Furthermore, our languages remain largely ignored in the NLP research space and few companies are building products made to serve the languages of the African continent. Mandla is changing that.


Mandla is gathering the data and building the tools to:

  1. Teach African languages.

  2. Build an African language database to build Artificial Intelligence tools for our people.

  3. Revive Indigenous African writing scripts

  4. Preserve Cultures.

Download our language learning app today!

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mandla/id1567445203

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mandla.mandla


Wenitte Apiou
Tech Enthusiast Currently building https://daedalustech.io
Delanyo Mensah
Head of Growth and Development
Wenitte Apiou
Preserving African cultures one language at a time.
Kwesi Afrifa
Web Dev @ Mandla