In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom
BRCK tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the Samburu tribe women and children in the Kenyan reserve.
A few hours’ drive north of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in a remote area on the Samburu Reserve, Kiltamany Primary School was bare-bones: a handful of long wooden desks and a stretch of blackboard struggling to serve hundreds of students from the surrounding villages. Now, Kiltamany Primary School has become a shining example of a wireless, tech-enabled classroom, thanks to the budding minds of Kenya’s booming tech community.
Using Kio Tablets designed by Nairobi-based software company BRCK, Samburu children—boys and girls—are learning how to read and do basic math skills, among other educational goals, emphasizing the idea that knowledge is power and widening their future growth. What’s more, Samburu women, whose traditions and customs often keep them at home, are