We believe languages are far more than just a medium of instruction, they are holders of the spirit, thought, imagination, and history of a people. The loss of a language is not just the loss of an easily replaceable medium of instruction, it is the loss of libraries, imagination, histories, and entire identities.
To make knowledge accessible to everyone by using technology to increase access and eliminate language as a barrier.
Africa is the only continent in which the majority of students study in a language other than their mother tongue.
African children are not given a fair opportunity to gain knowledge of themselves, their histories as well as other knowledge in the school system.
TAQA's mission is to address 3 root causes of this:
• Language Barrier
• Lack of access to reading material
• Under representation of African cultures and histories
The TAQA App is a digital library of illustrated children’s audiobooks in all 11 official South African spoken languages.
Our digital library of illustrative stories with read along functionality and audio components can help children grow competent in reading whilst also developing a love for literature through stories written about them in their mother tongues.
Qhawe Buhle Batandwa Bula
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy and Technology Officer