Camara Education launched an ICT Education Project on March 4th with officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology – MoEST, in Kwale County, Kenya. The project, funded by Dubai Cares, is a partnership between MoEST, Aga Khan Foundation – AFK, Camara Education and eLimu and it will provide equipment to 43 schools in Kenya (Mombasa and Kwale regions) and 20 schools in Uganda (Arua region), involving 12,500 students and 252 teachers.
According to Mathieu Lacasse, Camara Education Learning Officer, ‘‘This project will improve the level of literacy and the quality of teaching as it will provide educational content for teachers to apply straight into classrooms, greatly improving educational engagement with students’’.
Camara Education is handling the Curriculum Guide for ICT Integration for both Kenya and Uganda Hubs and it is recognised as giving long-term measurable benefits to teachers from those places, once it helps the understanding and advances teachers’ digital literacy.
The training is divided into two phases and led by Camara Education in the following locations:
- Kwale – March 4th- March 12th
- Mombasa – March 14th-March 22nd
- Arua – April 1st-9th
- Module 1: Leadership Orientation (1 day)
- Module 2: Training of Trainers (4 days)
- Module 3: School Leadership training (2 days)
- Teacher training, in clusters (61 hours over 6 weeks, Drip-feed approach)
- Basic of ICT (Operating System, Typing, Mouse Control, etc.)
- Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning
- Discovering Digital Resources
- Designing for Integration
- Using LibreOffice Writer for Teachers
- Using LibreOffice Calc Spreadsheets for Teachers
- Using LibreOffice Impress Presentations for Teachers