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TACKLING DIGITAL LITERACY

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We believe digital skills and webmaking are vital 21st century skills, the fourth pillar to reading, writing and arithmetic. But we face a serious challenge in making this a reality in the kenya and around the world: there’s a digital literacy “gap.”

Youth and digital natives increasingly know how to consume with technology, but lack the skills and knowledge they need to create with it. When it comes to the web, we’re at risk of teaching an entire generation how to read, but not how to write.

Netsquared Kenya Regional Meeting 26 OCTOBER 2013./Kakamega County

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Netsquared Kenya Regional Meeting is scheduled  26 October 2013.

Members are going to debate on  different entry/themes in each hub.

Local networks in kenya

Busia county is going to focus on education support program

Laikipia county they will focus on peace campaign  and development

Kisumu county they will focus  on development

Kakamega county will focus on agriculture and food security

Narok county will focus on Mau conservation(environmental conservation)

READ EVERYDAY

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Today we live in a world full of digital information. Yet reading has never been more important, for we know that for young people the ability to read is the door opener to the 21st century: to hold a job, to understand their world, and to know themselves. That is why we are asking you to join our Global Literacy Call to Action: We call this campaign: “Read Every Day.

VOLUNTEER IN KENYA

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Apply to volunteer in Kenya with Village ECO volunteers Kenya, as a teaching volunteer you do not need any previous experience but you will need to be aged 17 and over by the start date. Volunteering Solutions can provide you information and arrange a placement for you in Kenya, most projects are in rural communities which need assistance.

Books Change Lives

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East Africa has made huge progress towards achieving Universal Primary Education UPE,but sadly around 10 million primary school pupils drop out each year ,and many children who do manage to complete school have very poor reading skills in English and in their mother tongue.this proves a huge hurdle for those children who go on to attend secondary school where all lessons are taught in English.most schools have no library ,and the books that do exist in classrooms are often out of date and are shared between 10 or more children .For most families,books are luxury they simply cannot afford ,

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