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Ismail Akwei Dec 21, 2017 at 06:30am

December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

Abdikadir Ismail – Kenya

He is a teacher at the Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day School. After university, Abdikadir returned to teach in Baragoi, a nomadic, pastoral community in rural Kenya plagued by poverty, high murder rates and cattle rustling. Abdikadir partnered with a variety of organisations to implement projects to help children and the community, including organising scholarships to keep students coming to school.

As an administrator of a thoroughly under-resourced school, he saw an opportunity to make a difference by using technology. One success story has been the use of a mobile phone to record lessons.

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