At the beginning of the year, we teamed up with Swisscontact, a foundation for international development based in Switzerland, to bring digital education to the remote Kenyan community of Kakuma and the nearby refugee camp. Labelled “Skills4Life”, our project’s goals are to provide basic literacy, numeracy and digital literacy education to the settled community and the refugee population alike. The project was funded by SDC, the Swiss Development Agency.
To educate such a large number of people with widely varying backgrounds, languages and levels of literacy, we developed both a numeracy and a literacy app with exercises tailored specifically to the needs and experiences of these communities in Kenya. As a result, the a-ACADEMY Skills4Life software is now successfully being used by some 3’000 learners in and around Kakuma.