Connected Kenya – the Silicon Savannah
The ‘Silicon Savannah’ in Kenya where every child starting school gets a tablet is giving children there an opportunity to catch up with their digital peers internationally, writes Will Goodbody.
They listen attentively to the words of their teacher.
This social studies lesson is about the jobs people do.
But the teacher for this class one group at Bidii Primary School in Nairobi isn’t a person.
It’s the bright yellow tablet that each of the pupils holds in their hands.
On it is teaching software which captures their attention and interest.
“We use these for learning…science, swahili, maths and social studies,” one child tells me proudly.
“They help us learn and they are good and they help us pass exams,” another says assuredly.READ MORE