School holidays

  Girl pupils hold up their iMlango cards at Kalamba primary school

Girl pupils hold up their iMlango cards at Kalamba primary school

August is somewhat quieter due to the break for the school holidays. It was great to see, however,  that some parents were interested in their children being able to continue to access the iMlango educational content during the holidays, asking the field team how it would be possible to access the learning platform outside of school opening hours. During these holidays, we have begun planning an iMlango training session which will be delivered by all organisations involved in the programme. 

 
  Pupils access and read Africa-focused stories on the learning platform during a whole-class learning session at Kwaupanga primary school

Pupils access and read Africa-focused stories on the learning platform during a whole-class learning session at Kwaupanga primary school

 

 

Focussing on sustainability

During the year, we have seen schools making big strides in thinking of ways to help make iMlango sustainable in the future.

We've seen one school in Uasin Gishu county, Elgon estate primary, purchase and set-up a solar power system in their school to help reduce electricity costs, and plans are underway for the school to purchase an alarm system to enhance the security of the school’s computer lab.

Other sustainability measures that we have seen be implemented by schools include purchasing electricity generators which are used to power the computers whenever there is a power blackout; a fairly regular occurrence for some schools.

It's really great to see these schools investing for the future.

Until next time, 
The iMlango Team