Claned and World Vision join forces to improve teaching quality in Kenya
Claned Group, an awarded education technology company, has donated to World Vision Finland, a development and advocacy organization, the use of online learning solution of ClanedKids for elementary and middle-school children. ClanedKids will be put to use for the first time already this year in Ngoswet region in Western Kenya.
ClanedKids combines Finnish pedagogy, artificial intelligence and enables personalized learning experience for each child. The aim is to improve their study motivation and learning results.
The low quality of teaching is still a problem in developing countries. Millions of children in these countries go to school for years but they still do not learn the basic literacy and math skills.
- In Kenya less than 50% of the primary school age children achieve a minimum level of learning by grade 4, tells CEO Tiina Antturi from World Vision Finland.
In Ngoswet region in Kenya, the quality of education is not adequate, student attendance is weak and there´s a lack of school materials. There are 53 children per classroom on average.
- Our aim is to find out how digitalization can help schools and students to reach and improve their learning results. We shall do this in collaboration with the local schools, authorities, students, and parents, reveals CEO Mervi Palander from Claned Group.
Alongside ClanedKids the pilot will utilize a reading game developed in Finland called Graphogame. Its Finnish language version Ekapeli is already known to one million Finnish children. Additionally, the pilot will utilize the 21st Century Skills framework and a tool for the assessment of broad-based competencies, that has been developed in Finland by Claned Group and ELE Finland Ltd.
- In practice, the tool helps the teacher analyze how far he/she has reached the goals of the Core Curriculum. Schools can also utilize the tool to improve the collaboration between teachers and distributing responsibilities over how to teach the broad-based competencies on a local level, describes Palander about the future challenge.
- We are extremely happy and excited to receive this donation. World Vision has several decades of experience in working in challenging conditions in extreme poverty. Together with Claned we can find new, scalable solutions to create a lasting, positive change in the lives of children, Antturi states.
The donation took place in late January at the "New Technologies – A Solution to Global Challenges?" -seminar in Geneva, organized by Claned Group and The Permanent Mission of Finland. Computer manufacturer Lenovo donates the required laptop computers for the project.