The Learning Lab

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In 1997, when I was 3, education was a challenge, and only 10% of the children could go to school in the refugee camp in Uganda. My teachers were not qualified; failing national exams was common. Children in the refugee camp have limited access to education, because of a lack of schools and qualified teachers.
In the Learning Lab, children learn all the syllabus which is set up in tablets having all educational apps. Self-learning is possible with less supervision from the qualified teacher.

A Learning Lab is a classroom set up with tablets having educational apps. There are 200 apples that are child-friendly to use.

Project description

What problem are you trying to solve?
Lack of access to quality education by the refugee children in Kyaka II refugee camp. 90% of the kids have no access to early childhood education and in the long run, many refugee children fail to complete primary education due to a poor foundation.

What is your solution to this problem?
Establishing learning centres in the refugee camps for the children of 3 to 6 years. Setting up a Learning lab of tablets having more than 200 apps that provides a consistent syllabus to children and self-learning. The solution is easy to run even with less qualified teachers because what a child is supposed to learn each day and topic after the topic is well set in the systems.

What is your latest update on your innovation?
We have successfully piloted the idea and we have a partnership with the technician who is making and updating the learning lab and developing more apps.


James Ntakiruti

Marit Linnebo


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