Over one million children in Kenya do not regularly attend school, marginalised by societal issues including poverty and distance.
A solution was required that could measurably improve education and life outcomes for a target of 150,000 pupils – 68,000 of whom are defined as marginalised girls.
Led by Avanti Communications and its partners (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), sQuid, Whizz Education and Camara Education), Project iMlango is a first of its kind e-learning partnership, created to deliver improved educational outcomes in maths, literacy and life skills for marginalised children.
The project provides high-speed internet connectivity to rural and remote schools; tailored online educational content; electronic attendance monitoring with conditional payments to families to improve non-attendance and drop-out rates; in-field capacity in technology and support resources; and real-time project monitoring/measurement.
Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite, broadband connectivity powers the programme to ensure e-learning is successfully implemented in 205 remote and rural schools across Kenya.
Across 205 Primary schools and 40 Secondary schools, we saw over 180,000 students with improved educational outcomes in maths, literacy and life skills. We found out that students who have access to the individualised learning platform for 60 minutes per week improve their “maths age” by on average, 18 months within their first year of access.