Mastercard and Schoolvoice partner to education sector payments across MENA
By Leandra Monteiro
Mastercard has partnered with Schoolvoice, a school-parents communication platform based in the UAE, to digitise the education experience for schools in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The collaboration will help simplify communications and enable automated payments between parents and schools.
Any school can be onboarded in Schoolvoice platform allowing them to broadcast a variety of one-tap action messages to parents, such as sending payment requests, sharing school announcements, requesting parents’ approval, asking them to share documents, as well sharing various media files capturing students’ moments.
Furthermore, the platform allows a one-to-one chat feature between parents and teachers and. provides several modules aimed at motivating kids and encouraging their extracurricular and behavioural activities.
“Mastercard has long championed efforts to unlocking opportunities for the digital economy. It is a natural step for us to focus on digitizing the education sector and simplifying the payment experience for schools, teachers and parents. Together with Schoolvoice, we are committed to accelerating the digital transformation across the sector and ensure a more inclusive future for all,” said Selim Ergoz, Vice President – Business Development, Government Engagement, MEA, Mastercard.
“We’re proud to partner with a technology leader like Mastercard to further our mission to spread education development globally. The partnership will help Schoolvoice scale its capabilities, allowing us to drive financial inclusion and literacy within the education sector and offer a wider range of benefits to our target audience,” said Ali Bin Yahia, Founder & CEO of Schoolvoice.
The latest partnership with Schoolvoice expands Mastercard’s focus into the education sector in the region, aligned to the priorities of the region. With regional governments focused on digitalization drives such as the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025, National Strategy for Digital Transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards Vision 2030 and Digital Egypt as part of Egypt Vision 2030, Mastercard has been at the forefront of forming public-private sectors that focuses on the digitalization of key sectors including financial services, banking, retail and more.
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