During this year’s first term a total of 23,574 new pupils were registered into the programme with the majority coming from schools near iMlango schools.
As we move into the new term, we plan to hold meetings with county officials in Makueni County to provide an update on the programme, and to discuss transition arrangements as iMlango phase one draws to an end.
iMlango Junior Debaters Contest: UPdate
The first round of the iMlango Junior Debaters Contest – Competition two is progressing well, where groups were set the motion:
‘Sickness is the biggest factor which makes pupils absent from school. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.’
We’re pleased to inform you that more students engaged with the contest this time round, with a total of 515 groups submitting an answer compared with 452 for the first round of competition one – an increase of 14 per cent.
The team with the highest score in this round were ‘Ronaldo’ who scored an impressive 82 per cent.
Triple helix summit
We were honored take part in the International Triple Helix Summit that took place on 4-6 April in Nairobi.
The Triple Helix Summit aimed to catalyse the overall attainment of the SDGs. The scale and ambition of the SDGs requires a paradigm shift in Global Partnership to ensure their achievement. The Summit proposed the use of a Quadra Helix approach that incorporates Governments, the private sector, Civil Society and the Academia in exploring the use of ICT and Data in accelerating the attainment of SDGs
It was great to attend the prestigious event which gave us a platform to share iMlango's story and impact.
Elsewhere in the programme, we are busy working with an external evaluator to compile the iMlango evaluation endline report for phase one of the programme, and we hope to share the report and some fascinating insights with you soon.
Until next time,
The iMlango Team