Enuma KitKit Schools named as one of two winners at the XPrize Global Learning Awards!

A HUGE congratulations to our partners Enuma whose interactive learning tool Kitkit Schools has been named as one of two winners at the XPrize Global Learning award. The award looks to recognise companies who are working to develop software that enables children to take control of their education and facilitates their independent learning.

Xavier Project partnered with Enuma in 2018 to pilot test Kitkit schools. Kitkit is a tablet based interactive learning tool which uses game-based learning to improve levels of literacy and numeracy. Xavier Project helped to take Kitkit to Kalobeyei, an extension to Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya and introduced the programme to over 200 pupils at Kalobeyei Primary School. The school faces many of the obstacles that Enuma is working to overcome such as high student: teacher ratios and scarce teaching resources. The pilot study showed Kitkit to be an extremely effective way of allowing children to learn. Its interactive nature means that children can facilitate their own learning, at their own pace, with very little intervention from teachers. Kitkit is aimed at improving access to quality learning for all. It was designed to be used offline, which makes it ideal for remote areas with little or no internet access.

Since the study Kitkit has continued to work with Xavier Project to role out the use of Kitkit in Kampala and in Imvepi refugee settlement, Uganda. Xavier Project currently has a set of tablets equipped with Kitkit which they take to 5 different schools in Uganda. So far 270 children from 4 schools in Imvepi and 180 children from a school in Kampala are benefitting from access to the tablets. Each school receives about 16 sessions a month spread across several primary classes. The class teachers are all trained in how to use Kitkit by Xavier Project so that they can assist with conducting sessions. Kitkit corresponds to the Ugandan curriculum and is proving to be a useful resource for teachers who are using them to learn and to develop their own teaching methods. Some of these schools have no other digital learning tools and never thought they would be able to access any. The teachers believe the tablets help the children to enjoy their learning and are motivating them to stay in school.
Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of St Mary’s Hall and Stonyhurst College in the UK we have recently been able to purchase more tablets to expand this program and offer more children this excellent learning resource. n Kampala and in Imvepi refugee settlement, Uganda. Xavier Project currently has a set of tablets equipped with Kitkit which they take to 5 different schools in Uganda. So far 270 children from 4 schools in Imvepi and 180 children from a school in Kampala are benefitting from access to the tablets. Each school receives about 16 sessions a month spread across several primary classes. The class teachers are all trained in how to use Kitkit by Xavier Project so that they can assist with conducting sessions. Kitkit corresponds to the Ugandan curriculum and is proving to be a useful resource for teachers who are using them to learn and to develop their own teaching methods. Some of these schools have no other digital learning tools and never thought they would be able to access any. The teachers believe the tablets help the children to enjoy their learning and are motivating them to stay in school.

Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of St Mary’s Hall and Stonyhurst College in the UK we have recently been able to purchase more tablets to expand this program and offer more children this excellent learning resource.




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