On January 4th, eKitabu joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Braille Day to honor the birth of Braille’s inventor, Louis Braille, and acknowledge that those with visual impairments deserve the same standard of human rights as everyone else.
For this reason, in November 2022, in partnership with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) under the USAID Jifunze Uelewe (JU) project, the eKitabu team traveled to Iringa and Morogoro in Tanzania to conduct Inclusive education training for 102 teachers in 20 schools. These teachers, with and without disabilities, participated in the training to implement interventions and effectively utilize the Orbit Reader 20, laptops, and TV set devices in teaching and learning.
“The digital content on devices and training that we received has greatly simplified my work in teaching and learning and helping children with and without disabilities in my school learn even much better in the classroom. At least it has reduced the burden I had at the beginning.” Beathael Njau, English teacher at Kilakala Primary School, Morogoro, Tanzania.
The goal of this project is to build teachers’ capacity to make education more inclusive. eKitabu is working with teachers to find and develop inclusive education champions, in Kiswahili “Mabingwa wa Elimu Jumuishi,” and to work with regional education officials for a stronger system in practice.