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.
Rwanda, 5-7 September 2012
The Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education (RICTE) was a conference of international repute. It aimed at providing a large number of academics from all fields, leaders and developers, from both the region and overseas, a forum for discussion and exchange of information on research and development around policy implementation, access and accessibility, curriculum and content, professional development of educators, and monitoring & evaluation in the field of educational technology.
Nairobi, August 2012Before the mElimu tablets could go in for the pilot testing phase in the schools, teachers from both the schools were given a two day-training on how to use the tablets and how to engage students in the learning process. The training was conducted at NI3C. These teachers were the ones who were to introduce students to the tablets and this innovative way of learning in the two schools. The teachers found this ICT-enabled solution very helpful for themselves in the teaching process, as well as for the students in the learning process. They also suggested various use of the platform and the devices in engaging the students during the training period.
Nairobi, Kenya, April 20, 2012
Founders of the company, mElimu, visited Kenya on April 20, 2012 to know of the ICT opportunities in the country. The visit was organized by the ICT board. The purpose of the four-day visit was to explore Kenya’s ICT investment potential. Rajeev Gupta, Damnish Kumar and Tushar Vohra were the officials that were a part of this exploration tour.