As we previously announced, MediaCore has been supporting Kepler in their efforts to expand higher education in sub-saharan Africa using new instructional techniques involving blended learning as mentioned by Oliver Sabot on our blog.
On September 13th Kepler had their inaugural class in Kigali, Rwanda. 50 students out of 2,696 applicants were selected to attend. We’re thrilled to see that The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scientific American and The MIT Technology Review have all recently highlighted Kepler within their publications for their innovative approach to higher education in Africa.
As fellow education entrepreneurs we’re thrilled to be backing the efforts of such a worthy initiative by providing the tools used in many of their blended learning programs. It’s great to see the Kepler program changing the lives of many youth in Africa, and providing them with hope.
"Rwanda has students who are intelligent," says Erina Kabatesi, a 21-year-old Kepler student. “If I am to have this education, at least I know there is something that will change in Rwanda.”
Kepler has some big plans to future education in developing countries:
“The goal is to build a low-cost, high-quality blended-learning model that can be replicated anywhere,” says Generation Rwanda's executive director, Jamie Hodari. “The 10-year plan includes scaling up from the inaugural class of 50 to 100,000 students at replica programs around the world.”
We wish Kepler the very best in achieving their goals and are behind them 100%. Click here to read the entire story posted in the Chronicle of Higher Education.