“I used to perform poorly in Math but after this experience Math is going to be my best subject” said Ann one of the participants during Africa Science Week in December 2018. One of the high school principals who sent their girls during this Science week shared with us that the camp had a lasting [...]
I first visited Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in April 2017 during our second Maths Camp for High School students from communities neighboring the expansive Conservancy. The students are supported by Lewa Education Program. I was happy to be back again a couple of weeks ago for a third Maths Camp together with three of my [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As the world matches towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted in 2015, it’s important to ponder about the intricate importance that quality education plays in the attainment of the rest of the goals and targets.
Without quality education, there is little hope of obtaining the requisite long run growth that is desperately [...]
The recently released World Development report by World Bank states that we are in the midst of the greatest informational and communication revolution in human history. The report also states more than 4o% of the world’s population has access to internet. Technologies are now more than ever connecting individuals, organizations and governments in [...]
It’s now a few weeks since we made a visit to Nyumbani Village, Kitui County with a part of the team from African Maths Initiative that included Zach, Santiago and Faith. The journey to Nyumbani Village took about 13 hours.
For those of you who might be wondering what sort of village is known as [...]
An article on WhatsApp sharing recently appeared the Guardian. This article got to me via WhatsApp when Dr Giovanna De Giusti, a Development Studies lecturer at Maseno University shared it with me. The article also found its way in the classroom WhatsApp groups that we (myself and Giovanna) had created a few weeks [...]