New Podcast: EdTech Monday Kenya October 2022 Edition: A Conversation On Advancing Girls’ Education Through Digital Learning in Kenya.
The International Day of the Girl Child was 11th October 2022 which recognizes girls’ rights, and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s theme is “Digital generation. Our generation”, which provides a platform for the global community to understand the disadvantages girls face online. This is very much in line with our theme for the October 2022 Edtech Monday Kenya which is “Advancing Girls’ Education Through Digital Learning in Kenya”.
In terms of advancing girls’ education through digital learning, the advent of the pandemic brought to the fore technologies, platforms, and processes that can enable education for out-of-school girls at scale throughout Kenya. Technologies like mobile devices and the Internet have become key delivery channels for digital learning for out-of-school girls of all ages in the country. Digital learning can counter the barriers that prevent out-of-school girls from accessing education, including long distances to schools, the high cost of education, sexual and gender-based violence, exclusionary policies, unequal burdens like household work, and a negative bias on the value of educating girls.
In today’s conversation, we will explore the ways and means that digital learning can be a key enabler of education for out-of-school-girls in Kenya, as well as the challenges that exist in making this widely and easily available. Our EdTech Monday Kenya panel for October 2022 of Rukia Sebit, Founder, Sunflower Trust, Tonee Ndungu, Founder & CEO, Kytabu, Margaret Kamau, Deputy Project Director – GEC Project, Education Development Trust, and myself Moses Kemibaro as Moderator had a conversation on advancing out of school girls’ education through digital learning. Have a listen here @ https://bit.ly/3sFjJbT