Kenya has one of the most prominent and active ICT sectors on the continent of Africa and the country presents itself proudly as East Africa’s ICT hub.
Kenya boasts an impressive reach in mobile internet throughout the country and a huge resource of well-educated ICT staff. However, many of the exiting developments are limited to Nairobi only. Therefore the Kenya Education programme of C4C focuses on education in remote areas, where it is a great opportunity to show the added value of ICT integration in schools.
In Kenya C4C focuses on ICT tools for school management and the integration of ICT in classrooms for improved teaching and learning. Full-fledged computer labs for Masaai students, vocational trainings, low-cost interactive whiteboards in primary school classrooms and capacity development of teachers are part of the programme.
Nairobits, Dupoto-e-maa, ILIDP, SEED, NCCK, LEC-Kenya are local partners who work together in the education program in Kenya.
Economic development programme
The C4C Economic development programme in Kenya started in 2012. For all projects in Kenya ICT staff were hired, as well as the setup of capacity development for project staff and farmers on the use of mobile tools to get market price information, sell crops and communicate on meetings and trainings. As not all farmers in all partner locations can read and write, C4C supported the development of an Interactive Voice Response system. This allows farmers to receive spoken production information and to ask questions.
Another focus area of the economic development programme are ICT Hubs. Several hubs have been created in different farmer communities, in or close to, crop collection centres already frequented by the farmers. In the hubs, ICT officers and the local youth, started basic ICT training of farmer group managers and other interested farmers.
ADS, Elreco, HSHC, ACK WRCCS and FIT Resources are partners in the economic development program.