The world is rapidly developing because of the way digital technologies and resources are shaping the educational sector. We believe that every child should be given the right to access open digital resources regardless of their location, gender, or income status. This way, kids can maximize technology resources to find solutions to common problems, innovate, and thrive in Africa’s emerging digital economy.
OpenKids Africa is leveraging open educational resources to help kids gain early digital skills that will build their cognitive intelligence and engage their imaginations to build and create. Through these materials, they will acquire the foundational skills required to thrive as they grow and develop in their respective career choices. We teach the children to recognize problems in their immediate environment, creatively think of solutions, design an algorithm, and execute solutions. These active exercises build a solid structure of teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. It also builds major life skills such as patience, tolerance, and focus, which prepare them to surmount future problems.
Also, we are teaching rural schools how to access free digital resources that will aid their teaching. We also provide them with refurbished computers powered by open-source technologies.