Saint Mary's is a public primary school in Mogotio, Kenya. It is one of TechLit's largest schools, with roughly 1,000 students.
How Saint Mary's Helped Us Grow
Saint Mary's forced us to improve our process.
We started computer classes at Saint Mary's shortly after Mogotio Primary, our first public school. When we started, Saint Mary's had more students than we'd ever handled before. We started with class sizes of over 50 students!
Because Saint Mary's had so many students, we were forced to improve our process really quickly. From the very beginning, we were challenged with developing an efficient time-table.
Eventually, we learned that if we took classes during lunch breaks, before and after school, every student could have their own time with a computer twice per week.
School Lead - Milka Akware
Milka runs a really tight ship!
Every TechLit school has a school lead educator, that works with kids in the school from 8am-4pm every day. School leads like Milka are responsible for ensuring each student is challenged and becoming digital natives.
Milka is the school lead at Saint Mary's. Milka runs a really tight ship! She keeps track of how all 1000+ kids are progressing, and remembers who needs help with what.
Students At Saint Mary's
Saint Mary's students is full of promising digital natives.
Hussein is a 7th grader who started making art for us with pencil and paper very early on. Now, Hussein turns his art into sharp vector graphics with Inskcape.
Gloria's favorite class has been touch-typing, she even got featured on the CNN video. Students at Saint Mary's have been very impressive!