One of the presentations at the Imarisha Education Conference
The Conference was very nice and covered the following topics:
2) Discussion and analysis on the best practices in the implementation of strategies, programs and methods of ICT use in education within Tanzania and East Africa
3) The exchange of ideas on the impact of ICT on education, including ICT enhanced teaching and learning as well as teacher professional development
4) Examining avenues for the effective scaling of ICT based programming
|Jenista Mhagama Deputy Minister Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
and Guest of Honor says a few words
Jenista Mhagama, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, was the Guest of Honor. Different stakeholders also made various presentations with different approaches on implementing ICT based solution in different schools.
There were big challenges discussed in conference, including the affordability of ICT infrastructure sustainability hardware and software, digitizing educational content and power availability in rural areas.
|Panel discussion with Albin Mathias
(wearing a white shirt in the center of the panel)
Powering Potential has almost covered most of these challenges with inexpensive low-power Raspberry Pi technology and a suitable project plan based on collaboration with schools and the local government, ensuring sustainability and use of alternative solar power systems.
We also provide offline content for learning purposes. Most people, especially headmasters, came to our showcase table requesting that we include their schools. We were also given two formal letters from different headmasters making their requests in writing.
|Albin explaining our program to Mr. Bakari G. Issa (seated) and Mr. Wangelega (standing)|
They were impressed with the Powering Potential approach and even asked to prepare meeting at MoEVT about it. I also met Dr. Hassan Mshinda, Director General of COSTECH. He is familiar with Powering Potential and happy with our efforts.
|RACHEL content displayed in projector at showcase table|
|Albin Mathias narrating RACHEL content to the attendees|
|Albin Mathias presenting a Raspberry Pi computer|
This conference has made me aware that we are doing very great, but we need to consider and push the Ministry to look at our project to create a partnership to scale through the country.
Overall, this was a wonderful experience. Thank you to the Conference and the organizers for this great opportunity for Powering Potential to show what we are doing in Tanzania.