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Education: Media Freelance fights against digital illiteracy

The project consists of fighting against digital illiteracy in schools in the private sector as well as in communities living on the outskirts of private schools. It also aims to strengthen the digital capacities of six hundred private preschool, primary and secondary education establishments in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

The project is part of the implementation of the Education sector strategy 2021-2030. For the government and its partners, the development of supply relies on the private sector.

The pilot phase of the project concerns Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, where private schools accommodate 74.4% of pupils enrolled in preschool, 43% in primary school, 38% in middle school, 17% in high school and 33% in higher education.

“The ambition is to digitize all establishments throughout the national territory. After Brazzaville, the project will be made permanent in Pointe-Noire and in other departments after a preliminary survey to identify the real needs of schools and with the community,” indicated the president of the Congolese Union of promoters of private schools.

For this first pilot phase, the digiprivate school project launched made it possible to target forty-five private schools.

This project is carried out in two parts, namely strengthening the digital capacities of schools focused on equipping schools with computers; strengthening the digital capacities of educational communities and communities focused on the creation of multimedia centers in schools, the organization of community computer holidays as well as the creation of wifi zones around schools to access the Internet at a lower cost.

The project manager, Ken Tchiteya, ensured his collaboration with some foreign partners for the acquisition of digital material. He also underlined his ambition to make the internet accessible in schools with wifi connection.

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