Madison College to ink licensing agreement bringing business curriculum to Africa

Madison College has entered into a partnership, via a licensing agreement, with YAM Education Inc. that will bring entrepreneurship and small business courses to Africa, according to a statement from the college. YAM is a startup company founded by Ousmane Kabré, a Madison College graduate turned CEO, founder, and developer. YAM means “intelligence” in Mossi, one of the official regional languages of Burkina Faso.

While many of the college’s traditional transfer agreements have been with formal education institutions, this partnership is an opportunity to push the borders and impact of Madison College even further.

Yam is intentionally designed as an online educational platform with offline capabilities. This allows it to work in remote and low-connectivity areas like Africa without compromising the educational content. YAM will license small business and entrepreneurship curricula from Madison College and offer it within its educational platform.

Upon completion of courses, YAM students earn digital badges and can begin using learned skills immediately within their businesses, industry, and community.

It also opens the door for YAM students to continue their educational pursuits at Madison College, allowing them to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) for the classes they took on the YAM platform.