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 Education  Kenya Project #32378

Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !

by Imara Academy
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !
Gift a Digital Tablet, open a world of learning !

Summary

This project will provide educational tablets to 200 children at Imara School in Mwala, Kenya. These children have no access to a library or any other supplementary resources to help them learn.

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Challenge

In rural Kenya, the average student does not have access to a computer, a library or any other supplemental resources to compliment in-class instructions. This puts an extra burden on already taxed teachers who have to be innovative and resourceful to make teaching materials available . For instance teachers expend valuable time writing class notes on the board or walking to the nearest copy center to make copies for teaching materials.

Solution

Digital Learning Program. This is a new initiative at Imara School to build a reading culture through digital devices.The Tablets, made by BRCK, come in what's called a KioKit. Each kit consists of 40 tablets and 40 kid friendly headphones in a rugged case which is secure and easy to move. The devices have a long battery life and since the tablets are locally designed they come pre-loaded with relevant curriculum to supplement in-class teaching.

Long-Term Impact

By enhancing the reading culture at Imara School the students' fundamental skills in reading and math will improve and test scores will go high. The kids will also learn valuable digital skills crucial in this ever shrinking digital world.Besides the direct impact on the 200 children and their teachers, over 1,100 family members will be impacted by these Tablets. Since Imara kids will bring the devices home, they will touch each family member and extend that reading culture to the home.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​imaraacademy.org
kio tablet
oh, how Imara has grown

Organization Information

Imara Academy

Location: Covina, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Imaraacademy
Project Leader:
Geoffrey Kilonzo
Covina, CA United States

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