Aga Khan Foundation and Dubai Cares, with the help of Government, deliver Laptops and Tablets to Schools in West Nile, Uganda

Aga Khan Foundation and Dubai Cares, with the help of Government, deliver Laptops and Tablets to Schools in West Nile, UgandaWEST NILE, UGANDA – On the 5th of February 2018, the ICT in Education Project handed over 305 Laptops and 75 tablets to the District Education Officer. The laptops are to be distributed in 20 schools within Arua (Northern Uganda).

The team at the Aga Khan Foundation carries out intensive monitoring and evaluation to seek to better understand the impact of the intervention, it is against this background that it was discovered that the laptops shared earlier were not enough with more pupils than the laptops/tablets in each of the 20 schools. The team at the Aga Khan Foundation put in a request to Dubai Cares for the provision of more laptops and this was granted. 305 Laptops for the pupils and 75 tablets for head teachers to monitor the work being done.

Beatrice the Head Mistress of Mvara Junior Primary School said “This project has really helped us a great deal, right now the children are learning computer and the ones who already learnt are now teachers helping their fellow pupils. The teachers’ are also integrating this in all the subjects for example they make their class lists using the computers and are now like mentors to other schools where this project is yet to reach. As a result the project has also boosted enrollment and also improved performance with the children being able to read. The one issue we face is that the laptops are not enough otherwise we are thankful”

The district education officer thanked the Aga Khan Foundation for their interventions in the effort to improve the education in system in Arua. He thanked the foundation for working closely with Education office. He said “This was just a dream at the start but now look where we are am sure the future is bright”

Source: West African Business Week / February 09, 2018

http://www.ntv.co.ug/news/local/09/feb/2018/aga-khan-foundation-hands-over-laptops-and-tablets-arua-students-22963

 

Earlier related:

Thanks to Aga Khan Foundation, children in rural Uganda have accelerated their learning on computers

Author: ismailimail

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  1. Wonderful news. I spent five years in Arua, West Nile, played field hockey and cricket for local teams before leaving for UK and eventually for USA.

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