Kidato has won the 1st prize in the Informative Technology, Digital Skills, and Workplace Preparedness at the Great Places To School Awards, organized by the Global Peace Foundation.
This event brought together schools from all over Kenya. It was an incredible honor to be recognized for our efforts in implementing new technologies and preparing our students for the digital age.
The event was graced by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hon Ezekiel Machogu, CEO of KICD Pro. Charles O. Ong’ondo, ED of Global Peace Foundation, Mr. Daniel Juma, Mr. Charles Ochome, the Chairman of Kenya Private Schools Association, and the CEO of Standard Group, Mr. Orlando Lyon, among many other high-profile guests.
The Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Ezekiel Machogu emphasized the importance of driving more policy and public partnerships to build a robust education sector in Kenya. He stressed the need for collaboration between the government, private institutions, and other organizations to create a more equitable education system that prioritizes the needs of all students. This kind of partnership can bring in more resources, expertise, and funding to support the development of the education sector in Kenya.
Mr Lyomu, the CEO of Standard Group, also spoke on the importance of focusing on innovation, technology, digital skills, and understanding the future of learning. He pointed out that in today's digital age, students must have access to the latest technology and digital skills to succeed in the future. He also highlighted the need for schools and educators to stay current with the latest educational innovations and understand how technology impacts how we learn.
As a school, we understand the importance of providing our students with a high-quality education that equips them with the skills they need to succeed in today's ever-evolving world. Technology and digital skills are essential to this education, and we are committed to finding innovative solutions to integrate these skills into our curriculum.
But we also understand that only some children in Kenya can access this kind of education. And as a country, we must come together to find solutions to ensure that every child in Kenya has access to a high-quality education.
One solution is the importance of public-private partnerships. Working together can create a more robust education system that reaches every child in Kenya. By partnering with the government and other private organizations, we can create a more equitable education system that prioritizes the needs of all students.
Another solution is using technology and digital skills to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas. Using technology, we can provide students in rural areas with the same resources and opportunities as students in urban areas. This will improve their education and give them the skills they need to succeed in today's digital world.
At Kidato, we congratulate our teachers for their passion, dedication, and commitment to their students and for implementing new technologies. Most importantly, our parents and students at Kidato for entrusting us with their children and future.
This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Kidato, and we are honored to receive it. We will continue to strive for excellence in education and prepare our students for the future. But more importantly, we will continue to work towards finding solutions to ensure that every child in Kenya has access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the future.