Forging a New Path for Public Education in Kenya
On the shore of Lake Turkana, Loropio Girls’ High School, lovingly referred to locally as “Wakanda”, will be the first fully digital girl school in Kenya: every desk and classroom equipped with networked computer systems and a large variety of digital extracurricular activities, giving girls the education, confidence, and empowerment needed to be leaders in the digital world of the future.
Women of Turkana are born into socio-economic inequality: disadvantaged by domestic pressures of outmoded hierarchies, and disenfranchised from within the global digital market by geographic and institutional roadblocks.
Through STEM education, we work to counterbalance the gender inequality and opportunity gap for young girls in rural Tukana, Kenya.
One girl, one convertible desk powered by a raspberry PI with a monitor, keyboard and mouse inside. One teacher with a SMART Board. A door to the future of education.
The students are inspired to engage with new creative possibilities and actively participate more inclusively. Sparking curiosity in the new technology, it gives them the opportunity to ignite imagination, discover and explore new horizons.
This is the vision for the classroom at the new ‘Wakanda Girls High School’ – the center for learning. A classroom full of opportunity.
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Wakanda girls high school
Give girls the key to access education.
The Site, Where We Are
Situated in the most impoverished and isolated region of Kenya, the town of Loropio connects the cultural heritage and ingenuity of its people to the world at large, directly from their traditional lands.
Value Villages Expansion Concept
This digital secondary girls school is an integral part of the broader development scheme for Value Villages, our umbrella NGO. With Loropio as a proof of concept, future rural outposts will follow this flexible ‘blueprint’, or “Village Vision”; creating sustainable, self-contained, inclusive communities which take into account the unique resources and challenges of each new location, moving forward in well-organized stages, designed not only to serve those under our care, but radiate out to neighboring communities.
If they choose to remain in Loropio, graduates will have fast-track opportunities to advance through Learning Lions’ technical training programs.
Walking Together Towards the Future.
Creating A Brighter Tomorrow.