The County Government of Uasin Gishu is working on a partnership with Nairobi-based business Incubator iHub to expand in digital learning solution for ECDE learners.

“This is a timely partnership as it comes when the county is pushing for digitization of Early Childhood learning. It will be a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at revolutionizing the education technology,” says County Chief Officer for Education, Marion Birgen.

The CO made the remarks when she hosted a tech team.

“We are looking forward to still engaging more. The bottom line is a partnership in training teachers to enable them to use and embrace technology and also help model ECDEs very well,” Marion added.

She also expressed optimism that the partnership will play a crucial role in terms of quality teaching and learning.

She noted that “when a teacher is prepared the pupil will get the benefit.”

In addition, the Chief Officer said the county was keen on taking a notch higher in digital learning, affirming that it was committed to coming up with digital learning that aligns with the Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii EGH Manifesto on pillar number five.

“We are glad that technology in schools is narrowing down to training teachers. We are going to come up with a framework on how to implement it to make teachers more effective with the use of technology,” she said.

iHub through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF) Sub-saharan Education Fund (SEF) is seeking to provide capital and support to catalyse innovation in the Sub-Saharan Africa EdTech ecosystem.

Nissi Madu, iHub Kenya Managing partner said: “We are seeking to achieve learning outcomes and foster digital skills through solutions, improving curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment in Uasin Gishu county, by partnering to pilot edt_ch solutions in schools.”

Madu noted that their programs and products focus on leveraging technology to improve learning outcomes in education.

County Directors Joseph Keroney (Education), Wilson Sawe (Administration), Phyllis Lagat (Vocational Training) Assistant Directors Pius Mosbei, Rosyline Kosgei, and Stephen Kemoi among other staff were also in attendance.