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Re: [mendenyo] Re: List of ICT for Women teachers from TT and Kambu

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  • David mutua
    Dear Dan, I trust this finds you well, please as agreed sent me the list of the teachers from TT and Kambu school that attended the Women  teachers ICT
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 12, 2009
      Dear Dan,
      I trust this finds you well, please as agreed sent me the list of the teachers from TT and Kambu school that attended the Women  teachers ICT training at machakos.


      David N. Mutua
      Programme Director
      Centre for African Learning and Development (CALD) - Kenya
      Returned VSO Volunteer.
      Independent ICT4D and Education Researcher and Practitioner.
      Tel: +254 720 462 559
      E-mail: davenzainga@... or davenzainga@...

      --- On Sun, 2/8/09, Dan Otedo <dotedo@...> wrote:
      From: Dan Otedo <dotedo@...>
      Subject: [mendenyo] Re: ICT's Girl child Education
      To: mendenyo@yahoogroups.com, learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, February 8, 2009, 10:49 PM

      Education of girls is essential in the drive by nations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals .Although the education policy of most African countries do not discriminate against girls and women, there is a serious gender disparity in enrolment and transition form one level to the next, especially in rural Africa.

      Many girls hardly get the right/relevant type of education that would make them overcome the social, cultural and health challenges .Hardly does the education system help them realize their full potential and prepare them on the path of being active global citizens .How then should Africa tackle these challenges to girl child education?

      Like in many parts of Africa, the challenges to girl-child in Kenya are varied. While some might lead to drop out; others affect the quality of learning, leaving most girls with education that is hardly useful in a very fast paced and complex society

      Of vital importance is building the capacity of female teachers and education officers with the skills and aptitude to make them comfortable tackling real challenges to the education of girls. Teachers interact with many students on daily basis and spend a total of nine months (9) a year with the pupils, thus the need to be adequately endowed with information.

      The 21st century teacher needs to provide the learners with innovative learning experiences. Staying stay ahead in Digital literacy which equips them with appropriate productivity skills and adoption of digital lifestyles will foster the right attitude to support and sustain changes in service delivery and governance.

      Information communication technology (ICT) not only holds the keys to revolutionize pedagogical methods and expand and access to quality education but also has the key to unlock the doors to a myriad of social problems and the embracing of result based management of education systems


      We have in the past pilot tested this at the Suba Youth Resource Centre by training 230 marginalized youthful women and 40 male youths in Suba district on digital literacy, entrepreneurship and life skills ICT’s .The results are marvelous.89% of the trainees, some who had dropped out of school and opted for marriage have gone on to pursue further studies ,enroll for certificate /diploma education in colleges  as they have a sense of rejuvenation in purpose  and adoption of new values in their lives .

      Dan Andrew Otedo.
      Program Officer,
      The African Center for Women,Informations
      Communications Technology(ACWICT)
      Tel :(+254)-020- 3862907/107
      cell phone :+254720366094.

      --- On Sun, 2/8/09, Pamela McLean <pam54321@googlemail .com> wrote:

      From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@googlemail .com>
      Subject: [learningfromeachot her] Re: [mendenyo] Peter Ongele requests books, pursues ideas
      To: mendenyo@yahoogroup s.com
      Cc: learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com
      Date: Sunday, February 8, 2009, 4:26 AM

      Hi Peter
      ref Yunus book
      I don't know if David Mutua still has any.
      I still have a few
      If Sam is coming over I will try to give him one for you.

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