Digital Essay Competition Primary School Launch – Olympic Primary School Kibera.

2018 Digital Essay Competition Primary School Launch was held in Olympic Primary School on Wednesday 6th June 2018 from 3pm to 5pm. In attendance were competition partners and sponsors, publishers, neighboring schools, parents, teachers, students and invited guests.

The guests who attended the launch included Lydia Songok and Grace Chepsergon from Ministry Of Education, Pauline Moutaux from French Embassy Kenya, Reuben Mwanzia and Lydia Kyalo from Kenya Institute for the Blind, Dr. Lucy Kithome from the USAID, Cynthia Okwatch from AMREF Kenya, Lydia Chege from Kenya Institute of Special Education, Emily Ombwewa from Education Development Trust, among others.

Schools in attendance were  Milimani Primary School, Happy Kids Primary School, St. Georges Primary School, St. Joseph Primary School Kabete, KARA Kids School, Hospital Hill Primary School, Gordrich Primary School, Ayany Primary School, Raila Education Center, Kibera Primary School, Lavington Primary School  and Marion Preparatory School.

Students were excited and looking forward to participate in the competition, teachers were also ready to support their school to win on the 2018 Digital Essay Competition. It was a honor to be hosted by the school Principal Mr. Caleb Ochieng and deputy principal Dorice Kachipela.

2018 Question:

How can technology bring us closer to quality education for all? Or

Ni vipi teknolojia inaweza kutufikisha karibu na elimu bora kwa wote? Or

Comment la technologie peut-elle nous rapprocher d’une education de qualité pour tous?

DEC submission categories for 2018 are English, Kiswahili, French and Art

The 2018 DEC timeline is as follows   

  • Wednesday 6th June – DEC Primary School Launch at Olympic Primary School in Kibera, Nairobi
  • Friday 8th June – DEC Secondary School Launch at Loreto Kiambu Girls’ High School, Kiambu
  • Thursday 28th June – DEC Special Needs Launch at Kenya Institute of Special Education   
  • 25th July – End of DEC Entry Submissions
  • 26th September – DEC Prize Giving at Nairobi International Book Fair, Sarit Centre Nairobi

2018 essay submissions are being done at and by email to, with a deadline of 25th July 2018.