CODE mission is to Provide Inclusive and Accessible World-class Digital Tutoring and High Quality Content to Students, Teachers and Schools
Centre for Online and Digital Education (CODE) is a non-profit making NGO that serves to provide unlimited access to Quality Education to underserved and marginalised nomadic communities in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Kenya.Read More
Northern Kenya, comprising of more than 300,000 km² in landmass and with a combined basic education learners population of tens of thousands, is vastly characterized widespread harsh environmental conditions, tribal clashes, religious extremism, terrorism, government neglect, and a resultant underdevelopment. Millions of children in ASALs are blocked from attaining their full potential in life by structural and social- cultural barriers to education. These barriers include; lack of teachers, insufficient teaching and learning materials, marginalization and neglect by authorities, and disruptions by violent extremism, terrorism and tribal clashes.Read More
CODE invests in Digital Libraries, Apps and E-learning Platforms for Pastoral learners and their Communities
CODE Advocates for Inclusive Education to enable upward Social Mobility and end Poverty and Radicalization.
CODE invests in Solar charging systems to Power Learning Devices for nomadic schools, learners and their families.
CODE builds Self-Esteem, Resilience and Confidence through Counselling, Mentorship and Support in Nomadic Learners.
A whole range of factors combine to prevent marginalized children from accessing education:
Their constant pastoralist life style of migration/movements in search of water and pasture for their livestock;
The critical role of children in their pastoral way of life, which makes parents and guardians reluctant to release them to participate in formal schooling;
The unsuitability of the formal school curriculum, time schedules and calendar, which are tailored to meet the needs of the mainstream sedentary groups and ignore the special educational needs of nomadic peoples;
Their physical isolation and minimal social interaction with the larger society, as they live and operate in mostly inaccessible terrains;
Inadequate infrastructure and poor conditions of existing nomadic schools;
Insufficient teachers (most have fled due to threats of terrorism) and low level of required skills and competencies among the available teachers.
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To achieve the above objectives, CODE makes use of the following innovative approaches:
Re-enlisting displaced teachers back to classroom using robust e-learning and distance education tools;
Designing and implementing flexible online academic calendars and hours to support migrating nomadic learners;
Establish a solid collaboration and partnership with the institutions (schools) involved in drawing up, carrying out and evaluating the programs;
Training and supporting teachers to become comfortable and confident to teach online.