Computers For Schools Burundi:Kuvumbura Bishasha, Uvumbuzi, Innovation

Emmanuel Ngendakuriyo, Founder and Executive Director of Computers for Schools Burundi (CfSB) believes that ICT integration into the Burundian education system and focused education for innovation in e-waste management are the keys to capitalize on Fourth Industrial Revolution opportunities.

Prof. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin, is part of the CfSB team and contributes as a Global Impact & Sustainability Analyst. Shen created the infographic to integrate three major language spoken in Burundi: Kirundi, Swahili, and English to showcase the differences of cultural meanings of general ideas, concepts and ICT vocabulary. In addition, Prof. Cowin hopes to promote intercultural and plurilingual competences through the trilingual infographic.

A principal goal of CfSB is to modernize the Burundi education system through universal ICT education in primary and secondary schools, thereby creating access to and equity in digital skills for Burundian youth. The vision is to promote and integrate the use of ICT and 21st Century skills into primary and secondary schools as the main engine of sustainable development in Burundi. The mission focuses on delivering quality ICT education to all Burundian school-age youth, thereby creating a solid foundation for the development of future innovation, industrialization, science, technology integration; eventually resulting in poverty reduction and allowing Burundi’s citizens to participate in and join as global citizens in the global economy.

Africa Leader features “Computers for Schools Burundi: Gukorera Hamwe through Cultural Competency Training” by Dr. Jasmin (Bey) Cowin

Africa Leader features news from around the continent. Serving the African continent for a period spanning two decades, Africa Leader prides itself on presenting the latest news and feature stories from around the region and featured Dr. Cowin’s article “Computers for Schools Burundi: Gukorera Hamwe through Cultural Competency Training.”

Cowin, J. (. (2022, April 27). Computers for Schools Burundi: Gukorera Hamwe through Cultural Competency Training. Retrieved from Africa Leader: https://www.africaleader.com/newsr/15023

Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice Publication: Access and Equity: Computers for Schools Burundi by Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin

Keywords: Higher Education, Practice, education, information and communication technology (ICT), access, equity, computers for schools Burundi, African

It is my pleasure to announce the publication of my article in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice:
Cowin, J. B. (2020). Access and Equity: Computers for Schools Burundi. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice20(3). https://doi.org/10.33423/jhetp.v20i3.2970

Keywords: Higher Education, Practice, education, information and communication technology (ICT), access, equity, computers for schools Burundi, African

Abstract

Although information and communication technology (ICT) has been used in various parts of the world to improve access to and the quality of education, educational systems in many African nations still face challenges around access to, equity in, and accessibility of ICT. Such issues are widespread in public education throughout Burundi. To resolve these issues, all stakeholders, including nongovernmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, schools, communities, and employers in the education sector, must recognize and facilitate educational liberation leading to the social transformation of Burundi’s educational system. It is especially important to include previously disadvantaged communities. This paper outlines and contextualizes the quest of Computers for Schools Burundi to improve access to and equity in ICT literacy skills for Burundian youth from kindergarten–Grade 12.