PCs for Children

Ever since the new government announced in their manifesto that they will be deploying laptops to standard 1 children in schools across Kenya, the big question on everyone’s mind is how will this program work? Can the country afford it? What would it take to make the idea work?

Last Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion which focused on how ICTs can be used to promote learning in Kenya, challenges expected and lessons learned from those who have already deployed those ICTs in schools in Kenya. The meeting took place at KARIBU CENTRE which is dedicated to providing basic needs, education and empowerment to the most vulnerable women children in and around Thika, Kenya. Also present at the meeting were representatives from the British Council, Intel, VMWARE and Team4Tech.