African Maths Initiative

Sharing Initiatives in Maths Education

Tablets for rural schools

The Challenge

  • Many rural schools in Kenya have insufficient funds, requiring five to ten students to share each textbook.
  • Computer labs are rare. Students cannot learn basic computer skills or use educational software .
  • The shortage of textbooks and lack of computer facilities put students at a distinct learning disadvantage.

The Initiative

Test the efficacy of equipping students with inexpensive tablets loaded with textbooks and other free interactive educational software.


Supply a Rumie tablet to each student and teacher at a rural girls’ secondary school and train them in its uses. Assess changes in test scores and computer proficiency at the end of a year.

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The following people worked on this initiative

Zach Mbasu,

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