DEAN supports schools in East Africa in improving education through the use of digital learning tools and the introduction of new forms of teaching. The objective is to better prepare students for their future and create opportunities. An important aspect is that students learn how to put their theoretical knowledge to practice. DEAN supports teachers in this. We do this, amongst other things, by organising theme days during which students do practical work and acquire various 21st-century skills and competences.
We chose “the environment” as a theme, because we are of the opinion that environmental awareness is crucial to keep today’s and tomorrow’s society liveable. The environment theme offers endless opportunities to use digital learning tools in combination with existing subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and agriculture. Planting trees as part of this teaching programme contributes to the greening of the school surroundings and remains a part of the lessons.