Watch the video above to follow teenager Catherine (Molo District, Kenya), who uses one of the 100 British Council/Microsoft digital hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa to make her dream of going to university come true.

Helping schools and communities to access ICT

The British Council has worked in partnership with Microsoft to bring Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to tens of thousands of students in Sub-Saharan Africa, through the use of computing digital hubs. Project Badiliko (a Swahili word which means change) gave  teachers, students and the wider community access to ICT in their areas, while also providing professional development opportunities for teachers.

HOW DID  IT WORK?

A computer laboratory was set up with 20 networked desk-top computers. Each hub had a digital ambassador who acted as the lab administrator and helped with ICT training.

Staff and students also have access to the British Council’s online professional development and English language materials.

All machines were installed with  Microsoft Office programmes such as Power Point, Word and Excel installed. The computers were also equipped with Microsoft Learning Suite, which included Auto Collage, Songsmith, Photo Story and Window Live Movie Maker.

Our Digital Hubs are located in schools or district education offices, but serve a wider cluster of schools in their area as well as being open to the wider community.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Since the start of the Badiliko partnership 14 digital hubs have been set up in Kenya, providing ICT access to roughly 70 schools and their extended communities.

Since August 2012, 800 teachers have been trained, along with 14 Digital Ambassadors and 12 School Leadership Facilitators.

'Teachers are using ICT skills to generate mark sheets, scheme of work and continuous assessment records. Head teachers are now able to write memos to parents. Most beneficiaries are those near the hubs. Generally the teachers’ attitudes towards the integration of ICT in learning has changed positively. It is my prayer that the Eastern part of Nairobi can also have a hub soon. My sincere gratitude goes to British Council and the initiators of Badiliko.' – Beatrice Sikuku, Headteacher, Juja Road Primary, Nairobi

Location and Schools under the Badiliko Digital Hubs: 

 REGION

DIGITAL HUB

LOCATION

NAIROBI

WESTLANDS PRIMARY - Badiliko

NAIROBI COUNTY

KARIOBANGI SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL – BC CC

NAIROBI COUNTY

KILIMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL - Badiliko

NAIROBI COUNTY

NYANZA

KWOYO PRIMARY SCHOOL - Badiliko

OYUGIS, HOMABAY COUNTY

NYAMASARE PRIMARY - Badiliko

MBITA, HOMABAY COUNTY

NYAMIRA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL - Badiliko

NYAMIRA , KISII COUNTY

SINAGA GIRLS SEC SCHOOL – BC CC

GEM, SIAYA COUNTY

AHERO YOUTH POLYTECHNIC

AHERO,KISUMU COUNTY

COAST

CENTRAL GIRLS PRIMARY - Badiliko

MOMBASA COUNTY

MALINDI EDUCATION & DEVT ASSOCIATION (MEDA) - Badiliko

MALINDI COUNTY

MWALUVANGA PRIMARY - Badiliko

KWALE COUNTY

SHUJAA MEKATILILI – BC CC

MAGARINI, KILIFI COUNTY

RIFT VALLEY

 

 

AIC PRIMARY KAJIADO - Badiliko

LOITOKTOK, KAJIADO COUNTY

CRATER PRIMARY  - Badiliko

NAKURU COUNTY

MARY MOUNT GIRLS SEC SCHOOL – BC CC

NAKURU COUNTY

EASTERN

CHOGORIA GIRLS BOARDING PRIMARY - Badiliko

EMBU COUNTY

NORTH KENYA

MARALAL DEB PRIMARY SCHOL – BC CC         

MARALAL, SAMBURU COUNTY

CENTRAL

IGWAMITI PRIMARY, - Badiliko

LAIKIPIA, NYAHURURU COUNTY

WESTERN

ESHIBIMBI PRIMARY - Badiliko

BUTERE, KAKAMEGA COUNTY

KATAKWA PRIMARY - Badiliko

MALABA, BUSIA COUNTY

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