Monitoring and Evaluation Visit, Part 1

Teshome Alemneh and Amy Reagan, staff members from Higher Education for Development, were with us at Kenyatta University June 11-12, 2014 for a Monitoring and Evaluation visit. Additionally, Wambui Gathenya and Winifred Adhiambo from USAID-Kenya participated in the meetings on the first day.

The meetings involved discussions about what we have accomplished thus far during the current funding year and what are our remaining activities. Teshome and Amy heard from Kenyatta University students who have visual impairments what the impact of receiving iOS devices and keyboards has been for their access to education and their independence. They also talked with faculty members in the Department of Educational Communication and Technology about the impact the project has had on their teaching and research.

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Amy and Teshome listen to Fatuma describe her experiences
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Beatrice demonstrates how she uses VoiceOver (screen reader) to hear text read on her iPad mini
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Mary uses her iPad mini
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Lucy uses her iPad mini
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Dan describes how his iPad mini and keyboard have allowed him access to materials and how he has started a blog to support other people with visual impairments
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Maring describes how he is advocating for other people with visual impairments
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Sharon shares her experiences
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Fatuma describes how she uses her iOS device and keyboard in her volunteer work with a NGO
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Sammy shares his experience
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Faculty members from the department share how they have gained from the project

About Joanna Masingila

Joanna Masingila is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Kenyatta University in 1998, and since that time Syracuse University and Kenyatta University have an institutional linkage.
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