Cool "Kio Kits" classes implemented in Kenya
Posted on Jun 18, 2018 12:00 AM by
In 2017 Close the Gap facilitated the purchase of five KIO Kits of which two were donated to schools by their long-standing service partner in Kenya, Computer for schools Kenya. The Kio Kit is a fully integrated education platform designed in Africa that turns any school room into a digital classroom.
What are the KIO kits?
It is a simple solution made up of 40 tablets and a hardened, water-resistant, lockable case. There is a single plug used to charge the kit and one button to power on the entire system. It is simple and easy to use by children and their teachers. The tablet can run multimedia content, has enough battery to manage intermittent power and is ruggedized to reduce breakage. Kio tablets are locked to prevent theft. Who will use them?
The two KIO Kits were donated to two mixed primary schools in Nairobi: St. Benedict’s Primary School and New light Academy Primary School.
St Benedict’s catholic Primary School is located in Nairobi County, of Thika highway, Ruaraka, that enrolls about 400 students. New light Academy Kayole School is located in Nairobi County, Embakasi sub-county, Kayole zone, and enrolls over 1600 students.
According to our local Service Partner, the implementation went smoothly with all 40 devices functioning properly. All responsible teachers were trained prior to holding a class demonstration. To the headmaster and teacher, the attitude of school staff is one of the greatest motivation when integrating ICT into schools. Many teachers accept new technologies, and usually understand its role in the classroom, and therefore, accept pedagogical change. This is critical to best leverage the donated learning tools.
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