Nokia and Unicef tie up to improve digital literacy in Kenyan schools

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 14:41 CET | News

Nokia and Unicef Kenya have launched a partnership at Nairobi Innovation Week to increase access to digital literacy for disadvantaged children. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of the most remote areas of Kenya. Scaling-up internet connectivity in schools is planned to allow pupils to access educational material  aligned to the new curriculum.

The Accessible Digital Textbook with features for children with hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities was successfully piloted in schools in the first quarter of 2019 and will be launched by the Government of Kenya later this month. The textbook was produced by KICD with the involvement of disability stakeholders. There are Kenya Sign Language video inserts for children with hearing impairments. 

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Nokia
Countries: Kenya
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.