After years of careful preparation, planning, development, training and pilots — with great results — World Vision’s efforts to localize teaching & learning materials across all program areas should finally begin bearing fruit this summer.
With the help of donors — and 2x matching grants from Microsoft, Intel and the British Council — Spark a Child’s Digital Future will launch next month in a number of primary schools in Kenya, “with plans to scale up to other African countries” and beyond.
The launch will include distribution of Classmate laptops provided by Intel with Shellbook Maker installed along with software from Microsoft.
So… if Lou August (World Vision) or I have talked with you in the past 8 months about the role you might wish to play in building Shellbook/localization capacity, now would be a great time to get back in touch with one of us!
Spark a Child’s Digital Future is an awesome start. But taking localization to scale — globally and sustainably — will require a major, long-term, multisectoral, public/private, collaborative effort....