NEPAD e-schools

NEPAD e-schools

This research examines the role of the NEPAD e-schools initiative in promoting community health and poverty reduction in Kenya and Rwanda.

The e-schools initiative focuses on using Information and Communication Technology in revolutionising teaching and learning, including the promotion of health literacy in schools.

The study particularly focuses on the use of the initiative's Health Point e-content element to promote heath literacy in schools and surrounding communities.


Research and key findings

The e-schools project is one of a number of initiatives established by governments and NGOs to make the use of ICT for teaching and learning a reality in schools around the world. The basic aim of the Health Point element of the initiative is to facilitate easier access to knowledge about various communicable diseases. It aims at empowering learners, teachers and the neighbouring communities to protect themselves from diseases that essentially spread as a result of ignorance, incapacity and poverty.

This study focused on the e-schools initiative of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). It examined the impact of the initiative and also aimed to provide insight that complemented the larger EdQual Use of ICT project by focusing on e-schools that are largely located in marginalised areas.

Lead contact details

Edmond Were, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya,

Research team

  • Edmond Were - formerly Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda; currently Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Madara Kotpo - Moi University