Using technology to promote education has been a subject that has been hyped, attacked and even breed controversy and disappointment. Many a government have been on the forefront in championing the use of technology in classroom. Kenya's current government pledged to promote digital literacy by distributing computers to all primary schools in Kenya. [...]
In a Maths Club session at Lewa Maths Camp held in April 2017, one of the students approached me with a problem about speed and velocity that he was unable to solve. Anytime a student came up to me with a problem I would ask them, have you discussed this with your group members? We [...]
Google introduced a series of educational games in 2014 in a project that was meant to promote computer literacy among kids. These games were designed in such a way that they could be able to introduce programming to students without any prior programming experience.
Over the last few months, we have [...]
After spending three months in Kitale during the CCRP project, I was excited to come back to Kitale, a town that lies between the glorious Mt Elgon and the rolling Cherengani Hills. One notable thing about the town is the high number of bodabodas that you always have to dodge while walking in the [...]
On arrival to the school, we are received by eager head teachers. This will be a busy day, a day in the life of teachers who usually teach bloated classrooms with 60 pupils or more. Curious pupils are seen peeping through the classroom windows which are sometimes pane-less. When we arrive at the school [...]
My first interaction was with students from Kahuho Primary School. Despite numerous challenges facing Kenyan schools in terms of access to quality education, poverty, among other issues, these students exhibited a sense of hope of brighter futures ahead. A close interaction with the school’s deputy head teacher revealed that most of the students had not [...]
I learnt about the white highlands of Kitale way back in my primary school days. I have been an avid reader since I was a kid. I remember coming across a Swahili novel, Siku Njema by a renowned Novelist Ken Walibora. It is through this book that I got to learn about Kitale, the [...]
When I was growing up my parents and teachers used to offer me advice encouraging me to learn from the best. Occasionally, my teachers back in primary school would invite alumni students, who by then were schooling in some of the best high schools in the country thanks to their excellent performances in the [...]
Over the last few weeks, I visited Joy land Special Secondary which is located in Kisumu County for a number of sessions that were geared towards the promotion of technology use in education with members of the school’s mathematics club. My interaction with students from the schools dates back in August 2015 when some [...]
Almost three-quarters of the Kenyan population are persons under the age of 30. A large number of young people (including children) are in their school going age meaning that they will be falling in the 18-35 age brackets in the next few years. Some of them will be entrepreneurs and others will be seeking employment [...]
- Towards Quality Education in Kenya
- Should educators give worked out maths problems to students?
- Introducing programming to rural primary school pupils in Trans Nzoia County.
- Empowering communities through digital communities initiatives.
- Musings on Kitale: What it means to introduce technology in learning.