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.
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.
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.