In October, 2020, we initiated the construction of our new state-of-the-art media complex. This building will house 15 studio-booths, whose aim is to serve the learners who would have been subscribed to the Premier Online Learning Platform-Shule Pepe. Shule Pepe aims at delivering high-quality academic content to all learners across the country and region. Therefore, the completion of this media complex will immensely boost the academic content delivery to Shule Pepe Subscribers. The building is expected to be completed and ready for use at the end of January 2021.
We’re glad to be the pioneer school partner of Shule Pepe, an e-learning platform that is set to revolutionize the delivery of academic content to learners across the country and the region. Shule Pepe prides itself in offering a bespoke and intuitive platform where teachers and learners can Connect, Collaborate and Interact. It’s a web-based platform that can be accessed by use of any internet-enabled device i.e. smartphones, tablets, laptops and PC’s. It boasts of academic content that is localized, developed by highly-qualified educators and is compliant to the 8-4-4 & Competency-Based Curriculum. The platform currently caters to learners from Grade 4 up to Form 4. As a partner school, all our learners in the above mentioned classes have been enrolled onto the platform since August 2020. The system has been able to support over 1400 of our learners and around 100 from schools all over the country. Due to Shule Pepe’s strategic partnership with the leading Mobile Service Provider-Safaricom; our learners have been able to benefit from the affordable Education Data Pass, therefore allowing them uninterrupted access to Shule Pepe’s e-learning platform. Join Shule Pepe today by visiting www.shulepepe.net for more details.
E-learning continues to find favor among many parents in Kenya, especially now, after the President-H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that the other basic education classes (non-candidates), would be resuming classes probably in January 2021. Mekaela Academies continues to offer unparalleled, high quality, and affordable online learning to learners from the region and beyond. In light of this, the construction of our ultra-modern, state-of-the-art e-learning Complex is in full swing with the building taking shape only four weeks since the groundbreaking ceremony. The contractor is on course to deliver the complete building in a month and a half from now. This e-learning complex will revolutionize how online learning in Kenya is offered and is geared at ensuring that we're able to reach out to as many learners. Our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers is already working on the academic content on our online learning platform. The e-learning complex is being constructed with the support of well-wishers and partners of Mekaela Academies. We're grateful to Josef Seibel Africa and ROMIKA Shoe Factory, for partnering and agreeing to host our e-learning complex within their premises.
Due to the disruption of the academic calendar 2020, brought about by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Mekaela Academies developed a unique online learning platform meant to bridge the gap between teachers and students who were at home. Online learning has the advantage of creating virtual classrooms that aren't confined by physical infrastructure and learners can study at their own pace at the comfort of their homes. In light of the above, we discovered that access to good quality internet-enabled devices was a challenge to many of our learners. Therefore in partnership with Watoto e.v. we managed to get over 100 tablets donated to our candidate classes, i.e. Standard 7 and 8 & Form 3 and 4. The devices were issued to the learners in a ceremony held at Lulu Boys High School and officiated by our Managing Director Mr. Musili, the Administration & Education Manager Mr. Kalisa, and all the Headteachers; in the presence of parents/guardians. These devices did put a smile on many of the learner's faces and have made it easier for them to access academic content.
It has been two weeks since the groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Mekaela eLearning Complex site, and a lot of work has been done by the contractor. The able team of construction workers has been on the job ever since and this weekend marks a major milestone, the completion of the foundation and placement of the concrete slab. This milestone marks the commencement of the next phase, which would involve the construction of the walls for the e-learning complex. The contractor is determined to have the complex fully functional in two (2) months.