The County Government of Bungoma has signed a contract with EIDU to roll out a digital learning program targeting young learners in the county. Bungoma will deploy the tech enabled learning solution in 36 Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) Centers across the county.

The partnership aims to integrate modern learning technologies into Kenya’s education system. About 3,233 learners in grades PP1 and PP2 will benefit from the enhanced learning experience offered by the digital learning program. In addition, 108 teachers will be trained on how to use smart teaching devices to plan and deliver highly engaging lessons in the classroom, supporting them in the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

“We are pleased to partner with the County Government of Bungoma to bring digital learning to early childhood education and to help improve learning outcomes drastically. This initiative aligns with our commitment to making quality education accessible to all. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact this partnership will have in Bungoma,” said EIDU’s Managing Director, Dr. Max Dohna.

On his part, Bungoma County Executive Member for Education, Dr. David Wanyonyi Wamamili, hailed the partnership as a major step in integrating technology into the learning system at county level.

“Through this partnership, we are taking a proactive step towards modernizing our education system and ensuring that our students have access to the latest educational tools and resources,” said Dr. Wamamili.

Learners and teachers use smartphone devices to access the EIDU School App equipped with Mathematics and Language content in line with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Under the contract agreement, 108 smartphones will be provided to the classrooms in addition to training and ongoing support to teachers and county government ECDE officers.

The digital lesson plans’ content was developed in partnership with Kenyan teachers and schools. Approximately 230,000 pre-primary learners across seven counties (Embu, Kiambu, Machakos, Makueni, Mombasa, Murang’a, and Nakuru) are using the digital learning program.

EIDU’s digital tools also provide county officials with the capacity to monitor their education system, with relevant data on the classrooms.