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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It's common to find individuals stuck while performing a given task. At such points, others ask for help while others try to solve the challenges individually. In the beginning of this week, in a meeting with some of the African Maths Initiative team members, an invaluable topic came up. I [...]
In August 2015, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the African Maths Initiatives in it's 5Th Maseno University Maths Camp. After a brief introduction and orientation, we learned our assignment: preparing lesson plans, facilitating sessions, presenting new ideas etc. I took up a lesson in statistics together with Antonia.
At the camp , [...]