Nairobi, October 2013Catholic University of Eastern Africa is one of the most renowned higher educational institutions in Kenya. It has been providing quality education to its students in a variety of different courses and fields. CUEA gives a contract to mElimu for tablets and platforms for its distance e-learning programmes. The aim of setting up this programme is to make higher education available to those who are unable to take up a regular course.
Tanzania, 28th June – 1st July 2013 Tanzania hosts the Global Smart Partnership Dialogue, 2013 at Dar es Salaam. Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal, the Vice President graced the opening of the event. The meeting aims to emphasize the need to infuse science and technology in every aspect of the social and economic activities. Smart Partnership Dialogue is organized by the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). This platform is used by decision makers from public and private sectors to come up with solutions for the social and economic problems of their nations.
Kenya, 3rd April 2013 Rajeev Gupta, the CEO of mElimu meets His Excellency William Ruto, Deputy President of Higher Education, Kenya. The purpose of the meeting was to demonstrate the value of mElimu as a solution to the higher educational institutions. Rajeev presented the features and uses of mElimu platform and services that can help universities and colleges in Kenya deliver education with the help of technology. The Deputy President expressed his interest in the solution and appreciated efforts behind it.
Kenya, October 2012mElimu demonstrated its tablet solution to Leah Rotich, the Director of Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Kenya. She saw a lot of potential in such solutions in the education sector in Kenya. She showed interest in the different functions of the devices and the platform, which can help improve the quality and delivery of education. She asked several questions about the tablet and the platform to the mElimu official, Puneet Mathur, co-founder of mElimu.
Nairobi, September 2012mElimu tablets were tested in two schools, St. Michael’s Primary School and Moi Avenue Primary School. These schools were visited by mElimu representatives along with the NI3C team members. The tablets were tested for mathematics and science subjects for class 8. The piloting of the tablets was made a part of the time table. Some activities in the testing phase at the schools included playing instructional videos, reading text material, sample tests and quizzes, and use of other functions of the tablet for a better learning.