How EIDU is Transforming Digital Learning in Kenya

Digital learning is not a new concept in Kenya, but it has gained more momentum in recent years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government has been investing in digital literacy programs for primary school children since 2013, and has distributed over 1.2 million mobile devices to schools across the country.

However, access to devices is not enough to ensure quality education for all learners.

There is also a need for relevant and engaging content that aligns with the curriculum and meets the diverse needs of students.

EIDU is a digital learning program that provides students and teachers with educational content that follows the government’s competency-based curriculum (CBC) through learning devices.

The content covers math and language skills for primary and Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) learners.

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The program also collects data on student engagement and performance, and uses it to individualize the learning activities as per the different needs of students.

The data is also presented on a dashboard that government officials can use to evaluate the performance of the digital learning program and make informed decisions based on key education metrics.

EIDU is working with governments to provide cost-effective and scalable digital learning solutions in schools, aiming to support both national and county governments to expand their reach to all primary and ECDE learners across the country.

The program has, so far, been implemented in ten counties in Kenya: Bungoma, Embu, Kiambu, Kisumu, Machakos, Makueni, Mombasa, Murang’a, Nairobi and Nakuru.

Surveys across four counties show a 98% parental approval and teacher approval of 96% for the program, with improved math and language skills cited as key benefits to learners.

“The EIDU program has had great traction in Kenya and we aim to support the national and county governments in expanding its reach to all learners across the country,” said EIDU’s Managing Director, Dr. Max Dohna, during a media roundtable held in Nairobi.

EIDU is but a digital social impact initiative that aims to empower learners with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

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