VSO for digitalized primary school education

Voluntary Service Overseas Organisation (VSO) has embarked on a technology initiative dubbed ‘Edu Tech’ starting with Ngwenya Primary Education Zone in Lilongwe.

The initiative is aimed at encouraging digitization among school-going children.

Speaking during a project-monitoring meeting at Ngwenya Primary School on Tuesday, VSO Programme Manager, Ignatius Mambo, said the project, which is currently on pilot phase, is part of the nationwide initiative to enhance technological advancement in Malawi’s education system.

Mambo said the project is aimed at digitizing the primary school curriculum into a user-friendly and easily accessible technology format to accelerate learning outcomes for early grades in numeracy and literacy.

“I am very impressed on how this programme is progressing so far. We are indeed on the right track as we have the cooperation of both learners and teachers. 

“Digitization is very key, especially at junior level, as it will help in sharpening the minds of the learners as they proceed with their education,” said Mambo.

In her remarks, Primary Education Advisor for Ngwenya Education Zone, Lonely Kachitosi, commended the initiative saying it will encourage learners to stay in school as well as enhance learning activities of numeracy and literacy among junior primary school learners.

Kachitosi showcasing the tablets

The Edu Tech Project is targeting over 600 junior primary school learners in Ngwenya Primary Education Zone where tablets worth MK280 million were distributed to facilitate learning.

The five-year project is being implemented with financial support from Imagine Worldwide and KFW.