RESPONDING TO THE NEED FOR TEACHERS TO INTEGRATE ICT IN TEACHING

By Laura Slessor,

On 21st of August 2019, Ms. Diana Kwamboka, Education Director, Global Peace Foundation
together with a team of Global Peace Foundation volunteers visited Lukenya Boys High
School. The aim of the visit was to hold a three day Teachers’ boot camp, with the main
theme being Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning. The whole event was sponsored by
Airtel Kenya, IBM, Oracle Academy and Global Peace Foundation.
The event saw teachers from various school representatives in attendance including; Mary
Hill Girls High School, Rombo Girls High School, Chania Boys High School, Moonlight
High School, Olkejuado High School, Moi Forces Academy, Karama Boys High School,
Jamhuri High School, Machakos Boys High School, Kariobangi North Girls High School,
Ituru Boys High School and Lukenya Boys High School just to mention a few.
The training was graced by instructors from IBM East Africa and Oracle Academy who had
one on one lessons with the teachers on cyber security, Artificial Intelligence and data
science and how to integrate these into their teaching.
The three day-long event saw the teachers who successfully completed the training receive
certificate awards, which were given to them after an evaluation by their instructors and
presentations on how they were planning to implement everything they had learnt during the
boot camp.

Global Peace Foundation greatly appreciates the support it got from the main sponsors of the
event; IBM, Airtel Kenya and Oracle Academy and to Lukenya Boys High Schools who were
the hosts of the whole event.