Building an equitable pipeline for developing human capital in rural Africa through a one-stop-shop for accessible digital learning services
Tell us about your idea
Better Minds Education is tackling the problems of low learning outcomes and lack of access to effective learning resources in rural communities in Kenya. Our model reaches student in 2 main ways: 1. Through after-school, weekend and holiday classes held at our community based Digital Learning Center, and 2. Through digitally enhanced lessons held at schools and implemented together with our partner teachers.
By employing low cost tablets and freely available online learning materials, we are providing access to students who otherwise would be unable to benefit from learning technology due to barriers in affordability, proximity, and availability of devices, internet, and knowledge of the resources available. Our on-site tutors support student learning and help them overcome any barriers they face as they rapidly improve in core literacy and numeracy through our self-paced personalized learning program.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I'm a social entrepreneur with over 8 years of experience building high impact programs to support the livelihoods of communities in rural East Africa. I believe that education is the key to unlocking students potential and opening up pathways to brighter futures that include their self-actualization and development of skills to compete in the modern workforce, and that too few students from poor rural communities have access to this type of education.