50 pupils to benefit from reusable books donation
Over 50, 000 pupils from four counties in Kenya will benefit from a unique reusable exercise book that can be used for up to 4 years.
The Teaching with Impact Project by a lobby group dubbed Edukans Kenya amounting to 7.1 million includes printing, distribution of the Correctbooks and training teachers on skills to boost learning in schools.
The launch took place at Kivandini Primary School in Machakos County on Tuesday.
The Correctbook, a reusable exercise book will allow the pupils to write on and erase numerous times using a pen that has an eraser, while still retaining its quality for up to four years.
Speaking during the launch, Edukans Kenya Country Director Ms. Mary Mugo stated that the book will be a game changer in education especially in the rural areas where reading and writing resources are scarce.
“This book will transform learning in schools. It will ease the financial burden on parents as their budget for exercise books will decrease, for teachers as the book is an easy teaching aid and for the pupils as they can make corrections until they get it right,” Ms Mugo
Kivandini Primary School headteacher Ms. Ann Munyao lauded the team for introducing a teaching aid that will make teaching easier.
“Parents in our school face many financial challenges and having this book means that they do not have to worry about their children lacking the right resources to learn in school,” she said.
“From our records, it is clear that once we started partnering with Edukans Kenya, the education standards have risen in this school and thechildren are now performing better.
Our mean grade has been on a steady rise and we will keep working to ensure the pupils build a proper foundation for their lives”. Ms. Munyao stated.
Edukans Kenya, Ms Mugo reiterated, is mainly focused on spearheading quality education in the country.
“We will continue partnering with the education ministry to ensure that children develop skills that will be beneficial to them in future.
We complement the great work that the ministry is doing,” she added.
The program currently targets four counties- Machakos, Kakamega, Tambach and Kajiado- and there are plans to expand to other regions in future.
Edukans Kenya is an international organisation that was founded in the Netherlands and has offices around Africa including Kenya.
The organisation, a pioneer in education focuses on active teaching and learning to help the learners gain quality education, social-emotional learning which provides the learner with skills to fit in the society and a model that assists school managers to govern their institutions in an accountable manner.
Similar launches have taken place in Ghana, Malawi and Ethiopia.