A Child’s Natural Thirst for Knowledge

Schools have reopened after the teachers’ strike, students are back in the classroom, and the iMlango team have delivered a raft of new educational content on the learning platform. It’s certainly been a busy month for all involved. We know from the community messages that we had received during the strike how important iMlango is to the students and teachers, and how excited they were to get back in the classroom.

Early feedback on Q-Files, the online encyclopaedia delivered through the learning platform, has shown the power of ICT in delivering engaging, dynamic content and encouraging enquiry based learning - feeding a child’s natural thirst for knowledge. Collectively, in its launch phase, students have spent over 125 hours accessing Q-Files content. You can learn more about iMlango’s partnership with Q-Files here.

During one of our regular school visits, we were approached by a group of students who informed us that they had finished reading all of the African Story eBooks available on the platform, and that they demanded more! We listened to their request and responded by delivering an additional 43 African focussed eBooks available for the students to read in English, and an additional 30 available in Swahili.

We also launched the programme’s first literacy quiz on the learning platform this month. The quiz has been written by education specialists and enables students to interact with the quiz, capturing their responses and providing near real-time data for the programme. The quiz has been designed to encourage participation and engagement from all students, from multiple standards (year groups).

There are two quizzes, one aimed at standards 1-3 and one aimed at 4-7. The quiz aimed at standards 1-3 utilises audio questions as many of the students accessing the quiz are not able to read. For standards 4-7, the quiz has been developed without audio assistance, and the questions get progressively harder, lasting for a total of 40 minutes. For more information on the iMlango learning platform and digital learning content, please contact us.

Until next time,
The iMlango team