Using the Principles for Digital Development to optimise international efforts

Since the mid-20th century, there have been numerous international projects using digital technology as a means of affecting change in developing countries, a concept known as "information and communication technologies for development" (ICT4D). Such projects [...]

Avallain Foundation provides a-ACADEMY to Nyumbani Children’s Home

One of the most pernicious aspects of HIV is the impact it can have on families with HIV-positive members, especially children. In Kenya alone more than 200,000 children under 14 are infected with AIDS and [...]

International Literacy Day 2017 – Using digital technology to meet the challenges of a rapidly digitising world

In this day and age, it may come as a surprise that more than a billion people on the planet still lack even the most basic literacy skills. International Literacy Day was created to draw [...]

Working with the schools of Mathare, or: How amazing things can come in small packages

The educational situation in Kenya is problematic and has been for some time. A study carried out by the Kenyan Ministry of Education found that 1 in 4 children of primary school age either left [...]

Teaching literacy, numeracy and digital literacy in a crisis setting, using a-ACADEMY Skills4Life

In many countries, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy are basic rights, provided to every citizen. But what of a developing country like Kenya, where in some areas, highly heterogeneous groups of people need to be [...]

From 200 to 20,000 schools, the story of a scale up:
a-ACADEMY takes part in Kenya’s nationwide Digital Literacy Programme (1/3)

For many years the catchphrase ‘one laptop per child’ in primary schools appeared to be just an empty promise. On a recurrent basis, there have been initiatives to improve digital literacy among Kenyan children, but [...]