Video: Improving literacy through digital learning in Kenya | Aga Khan Academies

Video: Improving literacy through digital learning in Kenya

19 July 2019

JS teacher, Anne Weke, working with a student on the Learning Toolkit at the Academy. In the developing world, millions of children do not have access to basic quality education. For example, in 2012, only one-third of children in low-income countries made it to the last grade of primary school. These children leave school without acquiring the essential educational competencies of reading, writing, and numeracy.

The ABRACADABRA/Learning Toolkit project applies interactive multimedia software coupled with extensive professional development for teachers to enhance teaching and to improve the learning of children in Kenya. Evaluations have shown that the software is both a feasible and an effective educational intervention. Students who use the tools on a weekly basis for several months have substantial learning gains. The general objective of this project, implemented by Concordia University through AKA Mombasa's Professional Development and Outreach Centre (PDC), is to achieve significant, scalable, sustainable, and cost-effective increases in student learning alongside enhancements to teaching practices.

Watch the video here.

Reposted from IDRC's offcial YouTube channel with minor edits. Photo credit: IDRC/Sven Torffin.