How Kenya’s Tech World Plans to Educate
They’re taking a lesson from Silicon Valley. The East African country’s known for wobbly infrastructure, a lack of schools and poorly trained teachers. But the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and startups are jumping in to fill the void, offering cheap private schools and e-textbooks. Meanwhile, NGOs are working on similar projects aimed at tech-training the country’s kids — occasionally causing awkward overlap, though some insist competition will keep the market lean — as the Kenyan government promises a tablet for every first-grader.