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With inaccessibility to technology and/or lack of soft digital skills amongst the youth, populations are hard-pressed to meet the emerging challenges of the 21st century. The Lewa digital literacy programme is specifically designed and geared towards building the technological and digital capacity of students and teachers within Lewa supported schools. Its main mandate focuses on improved learning outcomes whilst enhancing the understanding and importance of conservation, in Northern Kenya.

The Digital Literacy Programme harnesses individual learning potential and allows young people to flourish in enhanced schooling environments. It enables a more tailored approach to education which in turn, increases overall learners performance.  This is an integral platform in increasing the viability, employability and knowledge access for the marginalised communities in and around Lewa’s area of operations.

Lewa Digital Literacy is a technology capacity building program whose mandate is to improve Learning Outcomes while promoting Conservation in Northern Kenya. The programme design centers around a holistic approach with a concentration on the integration of technology into the standard Kenyan curriculum; the augmentation of instructor knowledge and skill and the provision of a solid foundation for enhanced classroom learning.

The Impact

The Digital Literacy programme has an average reach of 8,000 individual learners and 500 teachers in 23 Lewa supported schools. An average of 2,500 new learners and 50 teachers are integrated into the programme each academic year. As of the 2021/22 academic year, the ICT infrastructure in these schools stands 51 Specktron Boards (all accessible to the Kolibri Channel), 802 tablets, 215 mini PCs, 58 desktop and laptop computers and 115 classroom network devices/ content access points.

ICT integration, coupled with the Mobile Library, has demonstrably improved learners’ literacy, comprehension, retention and overall performance. Digitised evaluations have also enhanced the teachers’ efficiency in completing the grading process. Additionally, it is reported that learners have developed a more positive attitude towards learning.  The program’s operations and continued growth is a clear indication of the capacity and commitment to train relevant stakeholders on the available education technology. With an aim of increasing learning outcomes of 8,000 learners in 23 Lewa-supported schools.

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