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Electricity, the internet, projectors and smartphones have created new and exciting opportunities to improve learning, but students in rural schools in Kenya and Uganda are left behind due to limited facilities, resources and training.
The provision of computers, laptops and projectors can enable students to developskills, study independently and learn more effectively. Training and support will help teachers develop their digital teaching skills, and help schools make their admin more efficient.
Funds raised this week will be used to improve learning and post-secondary opportunities for students in East Africa through investment in e-learning, projectors, the internet, computers and solar power, and by supporting teachers with capacity building and training.
Our partner schools lack computers, electricity and empowered teachers to effectively use learning technologies in the classroom. As computers become more available, without support, teachers lack the confidence and skills to use them. Students miss out on opportunities to learn now, and those leaving school unable to use modern technologies are less competitive in the job market, meaning rural school leavers in particular fall behind their urban peers.
What we want to do with this funding
We will collaborate with 8 schools to identify the biggest opportunities for technology to improve learning and post-secondary opportunities. Together we will improve facilities, support teachers and ensure a sustainable power supply. The provision of computers, laptops and projectors can enable students to develop skills, study independently and learn more effectively. Training and support will help teachers develop their digital teaching skills, and help schools make their admin more efficient
This funding will enable us to improve the situation in 8 schools, directly impacting the education and learning opportunities of at least 4000 students. These projects will empower teachers to use modern methods and engage more students in learning. Together, this will lead to schools having better results, making school leavers more competitive in the job market. Furthermore, school administration will become more effective and efficient, and power will be cheaper and more reliable.
Building on Success
Technology for Learning will build on EPAfrica’s experieces in Kakamega and Mbarara in 2018, where we:
Installed Solar Power at St Elizabeth Bumia
Panels power five classrooms and the admin block, allowing students to study in the evenings and reducing electricity bills – saving the school up to £700 a year.
Created an ICT lab at Muhomo Secondary
Internet access allows students to conduct independent research, pursue interests and complete online university applications and computers enable students to practice computer skills that make them more competitive for jobs, such as typing and using Microsoft Office.
Streamlined admin with school management software
At Luke’s Khabukoshe new software helps teachers to monitor attainment and attendance, create the timetable and produce report cards.