Schools reopen: One player’s view on Future of EdTech Innovations

Uganda reopened all learning institutions on Monday this week, bringing an end to the World’s longest school closure. With 15 million students stuck at home without learning opportunities for the last two years in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, some parents and teachers adopted the use of EdTech to ensure children continue to […]

World Children’s Day: How do we use the Tech revolution to create a better future for children?

In almost every society down to its smallest unit, children are regarded the vessels of every society’s future and continuation. Every year on the 20th day of November, the world celebrates children by putting them at the center of their plans and discourse that seek to enhance their wellness and existence.  This Saturday, World Children’s Day (WCD) will be celebrated […]

International Literacy Day: How to bridge the digital divide and advance literacy

Long before digital platforms went from a luxurious accessory for learning to a necessity for education continuity in the current climate, Robert Atwine, a Digital Education Enthusiast, had been working to streamline EdTech solutions in Uganda.  With a few years of experience under his belt, Atwine worked as the Country Director of Endless Technologies, an […]

Desperate calls to reopen schools: Innovation needs to speed up

Long before the second wave of the pandemic, questions about the future of education dominated public discourse in Uganda. Shamim Nirere of Izere Education not only had the question lingering on her mind, she found some answers too.  “The future of education will not be about the right answers. We already have google for that. […]

Education: Why the sector is ripe for digital disruption

On June 6, 2021, President Museveni delivered his much-anticipated speech in his second address to the nation since the newest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. With scores of students infected according to recent media reports, the president only confirmed a lockdown many saw coming. He closed schools for 42 days to curb […]


In Uganda, a fairly active Edtech space is emerging with innovators coming up with various gadgets, content, games, and learning materials over the past decade to aid young learners in becoming innovative and creative thinkers by coming up with solution-based learning exercises

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Access to Basic Needs and Essential Services

Effect of COVID 19 on basic needs

Traditionally, basic needs consisted of food, water, shelter and clothing. However, the modern age emphasizes the quality of these needs and enhances it by including sanitation, education, healthcare and the internet. In the wake of COVID-19, there have been products or services referred to as “essential” services. These are absolute necessities meant to improve the […]