Local digital app set to promote education for children at grassroots level
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Directorate of Namibia Library and Archives Service recently received a one-year complimentary sponsorship for the Smart Kidz Club digital reading app known as “Namibia Reads” which will be made accessible for the entire country.
The Namibia Reads app will be readily accessible from 21 March for free to anyone, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture PRO, Absalom Absalom said in a statement.
Absalom said the app is a carefully curated digital library that allows young children easy access to narrated and illustrated eBooks in an environment free of ads, animation, videos, and games.
“The app consists of a 1000+ eBooks, activities and quizzes for children aged from 3 to 12 years old. These books were developed by educators and teachers with the main aim of promoting reading, building vocabulary and comprehension in children at a tender age,” he added.
Absalom said it is of paramount importance to note that the selection of Namibia came largely because of its value in education as evidenced by the high expenditure towards educational development.
Meanwhile, the sponsorship of the project was made possible by the Foundation for Accessible Children’s Education, a New York-based non-profit organization with a mission to enable children in underprivileged areas around the world to receive access to quality education through digital solutions.