Education  Kenya Project #35271

A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils

by Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils
A bright financial future for 4,000 Kenyan pupils

Project Report | Apr 12, 2023
Status Report: Smart Somo Project

By Nixon Oleche | Executive Director

Status Report: Smart Somo Project

The Smart Somo project has been ongoing for several years, with a technology-driven approach to learning that has received positive feedback from schools, parents, and education stakeholders. Interest in the platform has grown, and we have received inquiries from several other schools within and outside the project catchment area. The recent refresher training for teachers on the platform's usability was successful, resulting in an improvement in the quality of content developed by teachers. The platform guide for teachers, children, and parents has also been well-received and made available on the platform for easy access.

However, the project is currently facing some challenges related to costs. The budget available for the project is insufficient, making it difficult to sustain the project's activities. As we explore alternative funding sources to continue with the project, we must address another challenge of some students not attending lessons due to their parents lacking phones. In areas with limited access to technology, we have explored alternative ways of reaching these students, such as providing printed learning materials. However, this approach is less effective in engaging students compared to the digital platform. We are engaging with stakeholders and partners to explore solutions, such as providing subsidized or free smartphones to families in need.

We remain optimistic about the Smart Somo project's potential to improve the quality of education in the region, but we must address the challenges, including limited funding and unequal access to technology. Your contributions will help provide more schools and students with access to the Smart Somo platform, develop more quality content, and explore innovative ways of reaching students who do not have access to technology. We are committed to finding ways to ensure the project's sustainability and overcome the challenges faced by the Smart Somo project.

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Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Nixon Oleche
Nairobi , Kenya

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