Approximately 250 million kids around the world cannot read, write or do basic math. Most of these kids are in rural schools that lack electricity and internet. Building computer labs in schools, and training large numbers of teachers, is very expensive. Large-scale technology initiatives for rural schools have failed because they do not provide long-term teacher training and support, nor do they address the long-term costs of operating a computer lab.
TabLab partner schools receive long-term support from a teacher trainer, a professional development curriculum, and a mobile tablet lab. The technology can be used offline and even off-the-grid, meaning even the most rural schools can now access thousands of educational resources.
We also adapt our strategies to suit the needs of the individual school. This ensures that schools shift to innovative student-centered learning. With TabLab, teachers and administrators are the principal agents of change, and we use student data to measure our impact. Our mission is to transform teaching and learning for the world’s rural schools.
Transformed Schools. Teachers start using technology for traditional learning and, over time, transition to student-centered approaches such as Project-Based Learning. During a 6-month pilot in Costa Rica, students showed gains in reading, writing and a 29 percent increase in the comprehension of complex concepts.
Land Africa Limited through its Public Relations Department supports a wide range of projects in Tanzania which serves as a Social Responsibility for the Company. Learning and Discovery Africa (LAND AFRICA) is working with World Leadership Foundation to support a Project called Tablab Education. This is a project that aims at reducing digital gap between the 1st world and 3rd world by providing essential equipment and human resource in Secondary School’s to ease teaching and learning among communities. Land Africa serves as a ground operator for the project which further supports education infrastructure by building learning blocks within the project catchment areas. We currently support, Banjika Secondary School, G –Arusha Secondary School and Orkeeswa Secondary School. Land Africa provides mainly youth empowerment and support. We partner with kangonet, a karatu NGO network to facilitate development.