Kenya: Thika Primary School Gets E-Learning Library
<![CDATA[Nairobi — Pupils from Thika Primary School in Kiambu County are set to benefit from a new library refurbished and equipped by Samsung Electronics East Africa. [caption id="attachment_13560" align="alignleft" width="290"] Photo: Julius Mwelu/Urban Gateway
School children hold up one of the Samsung tablets used at the library.[/caption] The school, which was selected with the assistance of the Municipality of Thika Education office, has a population of over 600 pupils and 23 teachers and will be the first to benefit from the project that will see more children exposed to e-learning while still in primary school. The newly renovated library will be able to accommodate up to 30 pupils at once, and has been equipped with books and Samsung Galaxy Tabs equipped with curriculum-compliant e-books which will help build their language skills both in English and Kiswahili. Speaking when he presented the facility to the school, Samsung East and Central Africa Head of Corporate Marketing Patricia King’ori said the project was in line with Samsung’s commitment to improving the lives of the communities it operates in, having identified quality education as one of the pillars of sustainable development. “We are pleased to have secured an opportunity to work with Thika Primary School and education officials in Kiambu County to contribute towards improving the quality of education and access to learning materials for young students,” said Ms King’ori.