Computers for Schools Uganda introduces digital storytelling as a teaching tool in Kabarole district. Computers for schools Uganda, an ICT for education Non-governmental organization in partnership with Australia Aid, initiated the first digital storytelling project in the Rwenzori region.
This stated with selling of the idea to three pilot schools and was followed by an inception meeting which was later followed by the collection of stories. This took place between the 28th of January and 8th February, 2013, in Kabarole district. The meeting, held in three schools, Rubona, Mugusu and Kasiisi primary schools, attracted teachers of English language and head teachers from the three schools.
Inception: Teachers of Kasiisi, Mugusu and Rubona primary schools.
The project being piloted in the three schools of Kasiisi, Mugusu and Rubona is aimed at improving literacy in primary schools and improving pupils’ writing skills. Three teachers of English language were selected from each of the schools, to implement the project.
Head teachers of the chosen schools, welcomed the idea and agreed to work with CFSU, to see that the project becomes a success. This is the first of its kind to be carried out among rural project schools in Uganda. Digital story telling involves the changing of hand written stories into digital stories, using video, photo or audio tools.