Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning will help to drive ICT education policy in Kigali, Rwanda

Mastercard Foundation launched “Young Africa Works” program in Kigali, Rwanda to create 20 million jobs for youth during the next five years. As one of the main components of this plan, the foundation announced the creation of the first Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to empower young people with ICT skills that are today necessary in any workplace.

However, what’s relevant about this center is that it won’t offer direct training opportunities for the population. Instead, it is meant to be used as a hub for generating innovative solutions and methodologies to teach technology skills in secondary schools across Africa. It will as well provide support for education leaders and policy makers to generate policies and digital learning resources that can improve technology skills of students in African classrooms.

The center will serve as a laboratory to evaluate ICT education policies and share best practices. It is intended to drive a long-lasting impact in collaboration with the government, private sector, educational institutions and youth.

Sources:The New Times