Secondary schools students in Mombasa County began receiving
laptop computers Saturday morning as part of a Jielimishe GEC
initiative to improve physical infrastructure of schools and
ensuring girls attend school, stay in school, and learn, writes
There was celebration as teachers from 7 secondary schools
received over 100 mecer notebooks on behalf of their schools at
Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
In this second phase of the issue, each school received 15
laptops, 15 headphones and a wifi router.
The benefiting schools: Mtopanga, Maweni, Mbaraki, Sacred Heart,
Kajembe, Hassan Joho and Makande had earlier each received mini
speakers, three projectors and three white projecting screens.
“This will improve the quality of teaching and learning,
changing education focus from content to competence,” said
Gibson Mwaita, the project manager.
Star of The Sea and Chang-amwe were the first secondary schools
to receive the ICT equipment during the first phase, the pilot
phase of Jielimishe GEC project.
Jielimishe GEC (Girl Education Challenge) is a UKAID funded
project that seeks to improve school attendance, targeting
marginalized girls in classes 4 to 8 (primary school) and form 1
and 2 (secondary school).
It operates in three counties in Kenya: Meru, Laikipia and
Mombasa. In Mombasa it targets a total of 3566 girls.
It earlier organized sensiti-zation workshops in the county that
saw over 30 teachers acquire Microsoft certification.
This was part of teacher preparation for the project execution.