For Eleonore Obame, digital learning is a breath of fresh air for the education system
Eleonore Obame navigates with passion in this innovation to improve education system
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Eleonore Obame swears by digital learning. After receiving training on online learning, she was selected to coach the teachers at the pilot schools for the official launch of the Learning Passport. This means that she is not only an expert trainer at the National Pedagogical Institute, but also a pioneer of Gabon’s Learning Passport. Since the beginning of the project, she has understood and championed the importance of online learning.
She explains confidently that you can find everything you need to learn on the Learning Passport, including textbooks and workbooks. It's an all-in-one solution, containing all the supplies and learning resources that a child would need to have in his schoolbag: supplies that are sometimes impossible for parents to pay for.
The Learning Passport is very useful for teachers, and it strengthens children's understanding and skills in using digital technologies. Obame and her colleagues at the National Pedagogical Institute have even created specially designed exercises and activities for the Learning Passport.
This program is timely because of the social disparities in Gabon which prevent some parents from buying the books their children need for school.
In Gabon, this new venture started exactly twelve months ago, when a feasibility study surveyed 2770 pupils, teachers, administrators and parents in all the country’s provinces. A co-creation workshop was then organized between national actors, technical and financial partners involved in education and connectivity. As the project moved towards the implementation stage, the legislative and regulatory framework has been strengthened and digital specialists have been assessed, trained and mobilized in all provinces.
Thanks to this program, Gabon is now a pioneer in digital learning in the West and Central African region. The partnership between UNICEF and Airtel, of which the Gabonese government is a beneficiary, is fully in line with the "Reimagine Education" initiative.
The content is in line with the Gabonese curriculum. It is first developed by experts from the National Pedagogical Institute and then facilitated by local teachers and education specialists.