Children in Uganda learn at home with onetab thanks to partner Hello World

March 27th, 2020

One hundred households in Kampala have received a onetab for children to learn fundamental numeracy and literacy in English, thanks to our partner Hello World.

Hello World works with communities to set up internet community Hubs. Their most recent project, Hub Heroes, aims to improve learning outcomes for younger children by giving a onetab to 100 mothers to use within the home, reaching around 500 children. Minimal training is supplied: the onetab adapts to each child, so children of different ages and abilities can learn at their own level, each day.

At the start of the project, parents and grandparents were asked their expectations of the onetabs. Responses included that their children would become more creative, more computer literate, more proficient in English and be better able to access the job market, and that parents and children could learn together.

The project began as restrictions were being put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While this has understandably necessitated the introduction of additional precautions on top of existing standard hygiene measures – such as limiting the number of people allowed in a hub at any one time – one Hub Hero was pleased that the onetab might encourage their children to stay at home. Hello World and the communities in which they work continue to monitor the situation, respond to government guidance, and do what they can to keep children learning safely.

Read more about the Hub Heroes project here →