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L is for Local

31, 05, 2017|

"While mass education is a nationally-controlled institution, it clearly has a worldwide and universal character. Indeed, the curricula of mass educational systems show increasingly worldwide homogeneity and stability. Everywhere it is put forward as a modern and scientifically supported instrument of progress." -  The Curricular Content of Primary Education in Developing Countries: By Aaron Benavot and David Kamens This trend has obvious benefits, such as the emergence of a [...]

Gaming: The fun, engaging and effective future of education

31, 05, 2017|

Learning can be, and must be, fun and magical.  And that is not simply a wish stemming from our own days as students bored to tears memorizing multiplication tables or listening passively to hour-long lectures.  It is science. Study after study, such as those summarized by Michael Prince in his article “Does Active Learning Work? A Review of the Research” prove that active learning greatly increases engagement, retention of [...]

Open-sourcing all of our educational content

27, 12, 2016|

Today, we’re releasing our entire literacy training path for free online, for anyone else to use. In the past 2 years of building SEMA, one of our largest challenges was finding pre-existing literacy content that followed the specific literacy training methodology focused on letter sounds and blending that we were committed to using. Since we couldn’t find any appropriate content, we spent countless hours building our own. Our literacy [...]

Kukua’s Team Retreat: office-on-the-ground in rural Kenya

27, 12, 2016|

In early November, most of our team packed their bags and flew to Nairobi for our annual team retreat. As a globally-distributed team – with team members based in Rome, Nairobi, Modena, London, New York and Palo Alto – we do all of our work through Skype and Slack, but meeting in person provides a rare opportunity to deepen our bonds, discuss learnings, map out our goals and set the [...]

SIMA’s Beta version is finally ready!

27, 12, 2016|

When we applied to NORAD’S EduApp4Syria contest – thinking we'd adapt and translate the work we were already doing for children in Sub-Saharan Africa with SEMA – we had no idea how challenging this was going to be. We followed our drive to reach more children who could benefit from what we were doing, and felt we had to try to help children who suffer from the consequences of [...]

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