Experimento in Kenya
- Experimento implemented in 2014
- Deployed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi
- Program coordination and expansion by the NGO Impacting Youth Trust
- Collaboration with public education authorities to integrate Experimento content into teacher training
- Focus on public primary schools to create a basis for secondary education and training
- Significant improvement to science education at schools using Experimento
- Training for around 110 educators
- Around 16,000* children reached
* The number assumes that every instructed kindergarten or elementary school teacher shares the knowledge 5 times with one group or class, and a subject teacher shares it 5 times with two classes.
In 2017, we asked around 100 school directors and teachers about their experiences with Experimento in the classroom. Both groups responded that the biggest benefit of Experimento is its focus on the students. The realistic experiments bring together theoretical and practical knowledge, which improves the students’ ability to observe and learn. Performance in science subjects has seen a significant increase. Experimento improves teamwork, even when the large number of students per class represents a challenge. Teachers also appreciate the built-in preference for using locally-available materials to supplement lessons. Even the Kenyan Ministry of Education has praised Experimento, recommending that the program be implemented in other parts of the country.
Would you like to support Experimento in Kenya? Siemens Stiftung offers several possibilities for companies and NGOs interested in contributing to education in Kenya.