Zetu (Swahili Word for 'Ours') Our Journey = Your Story

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A JOURNEY OF HIGH QUALITY PROGRESS!

Zetu Africa is a Uganda-based company that started in 2019 as a design-based social enterprise Turning school bags into Mobile Classroom Furniture (called SeatPacks) to improve access to furnished Primary school classrooms and literacy.

 

SeatPacks are locally designed School-bags that turn into mobile bamboo-classroom-chairs with portable writing surfaces to perform the functional duties of wooden classroom desks/lockers that majority schools cannot afford. 

At 10% the cost of traditional wooden classroom desks, the SeatPack has been designed through 11-iterations with user feedback since 2017 to serve the school-child indoors, and outdoors effectively.

SeatPacks also meet the new key requirement allowing safer-classrooms (2-meter distancing during lessons) for Covid19 spread-containment in classrooms.

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SeatPack being too exciting to keep to ourselves, in 2020 Zetu launched Zetu Bags : 

 

A high-quality line of Everyday Backpacks that keep your organized at work, in transit and while having fun outdoors with those you love. 

For every Zetu Bag purchase made, we dedicate 10% to a SeatPack (Mobile Classroom Furniture) for Primary schools that do not have furniture for school children. 

Milestones

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Recent News

YEAR

2019

Official Zetu Africa Launch

With SeatPack: Schoolbag that turns to classroom chair with writing surface. SeatPack -chair component manufactured with aluminum, writing surface with recycled plastic. Patent awarded for SeatPack. Complete test of 7th SeatPack iteration.

Awarded StartUpper of the year - Africa by Total Energy

YEAR

2020

Pivot SeatPack business model. Make production 100% local

Introduction of Zetu bags onto the market for our Buy one, fund one model to sustainably donate to SeatPacks to rural schools from our own profit. Testing model begins.

Process and use of local Bamboo for SeatPack-Chair component.

Awarded Business Excellence Award by JICA. 

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180B - Mobutu Road, Kampala - Uganda

Email: Info@zetuafrica.org

Tel: +256 778 923 886

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