CMIL-Kenya & KICD Partner with University of Boras, Sweden on MIL Capacity Building of Teachers & Librarians in Kenya
CMIL-Kenya in partnership with Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and University of Boras, Sweden are mooting a joint project for capacity building of teachers and librarians in Kenya on media and information literacy. This is in response to the growing global traction of MIL mainstreaming in education systems to fit the 21st Century education outcomes as envisaged in the United Nations’ Social Development Goals (SDGs) 4.
The inception meeting for the project was held at KICD on 3rd May, 2017 comprising of the main partners CMIL-Kenya, KID+CD and University of Boras who were represented by Tobias Ruhtenberg and Monika Johansson. Other partners represented in the meeting included UNESCO (Regional Office for eastern Africa), University of Nairobi, Moi University, Technical University of Kenya, Riara University and the Kenya Education Management Institute.
During the meeting, the University of Boras representatives presented a model MIL project they have been implementing in Sweden and other European Union and African countries. The MIL model is drawn from the UNESCO guidelines on Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers.
The Swed-Ken MIL project for teachers and librarians is in the planning stage and is expected to be rolled out in the country by the end of the year.