Fellowship Alumnie

Kenya and Tanzania

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Educational Opportunities

Teachers and stakeholders participating in the workshop in Mombasa, Kenya.

Gloria Anderson, a 2021 Alumna from Tanzania, and Alfred Sigo Odhiambo, a 2021 Alumnus from Kenya, have achieved remarkable success with their collaboration to enhance educational opportunities in both countries. Through a Leveraging Innovations in New Communities (LINC) Grant, the two focused on establishing computer labs in Tanzanian schools and starting community micro-libraries in Kenya.

In Tanzania, Gloria led the effort to develop a digital literacy curriculum and coordinated workshops for teachers and students. Alfred, in Kenya, played a crucial role in project coordination and stakeholder communication. In total, the initiative trained 19 teachers from Kenya and Tanzania to guide their students through the newly developed digital literacy curriculum.

Youth engagement at the youth space in Mombasa.

Reflecting on the project, Alfred Sigo Odhiambo said, “The LINC grant has empowered us to bridge the digital literacy gap in our communities. We are excited to see how this project will continue to impact lives in both Tanzania and Kenya.”

The project’s success was also due to the contribution of American Space/Corner Mombasa, which provided a venue for the final workshop day in Mombasa and participated in the workshop.

The LINC grant has empowered us to bridge the digital literacy gap in our communities.

Alfred Sigo Odhiambo, 2021 Fellowship Alumnus, Kenya

In the next 6-12 months, the project aims to disseminate the developed curriculum to various stakeholders, including schools, NGOs, and education ministries, to amplify its impact on digital literacy in the education systems of Tanzania and Kenya.

For more insights into this transformative journey, watch this video featuring highlights from the workshop.

Written by Karagania Mwamlole.

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