Inveneo deploys 5 pilot schools for Tanzania 21st Century Basic Education Program
In January 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entered into a cooperative agreement with Creative Associates International to implement the Tanzania 21st Century Basic Education Program (TZ21).
The TZ21 initiative aims to improve the quality of lower primary education with a particular focus on improved instruction in reading, mathematics and science for higher learning achievement. This includes providing hardware and e-content as part of ICT enhancement measures to all 846 primary schools in Mtwara and on two islands of Zanzibar, and intensive training of teachers on how to effectively use the new technology in the classroom.
Inveneo is proud to be an implementing partner with Creative Associates in Tz21 where our role is to lead the technology intervention design and deployment with Kicheko Ltd, our Inveneo Certified ICT Partner (ICIP) in Tanzania. Together, Inveneo and Kicheko have been instrumental in introducing sustainable technology solutions that are relevant to rural Tanzanian schools that often lack electrical power and ICT skilled staff.
Pilot School Deployment
Recently we passed a major milestone in the program – the deployment of information and communication technologies to 5 pilot schools.
Dr. H.E. Kavishe of Kicheko, Wayan Vota and Jen Overgaag of Inveneo, assisted by a cadre of Kicheko technicians, installed a mix of laptops, desktops, LED projectors and related networking and power equipment at Naliendele, Kambarage, Darajani, and Kisiwandui Primary Schools, and Machakaeni Teacher Center.
The pilot deployment is testing technology configurations and the installation was used to train local engineers on Inveneo installation methodologies in preparation for the major ICT deployment to all schools, scheduled for early 2012.
You can see more photos of the installation in our Flickr feed.