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Connected Kenya – is technology transforming learning and the economy in the African nation?

RTÉ Science & Technology Correspondent Will Goodbody received funding through the summer 2016 round of the Fund to travel to Kenya. His project explored the rise of technology in the country and the impact it is having. In particular, he looked at scheme introduced by Kenya’s President to provide a laptop to each child starting schools,  to see whether it’s a model which would be worthwhile replicating elsewhere in the developing world. 

He had two reports broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland programme in November 2016. Listen to the first report here and the second report here. They also featured on the Six One news. He also published on the RTÉ website. Click here to read. 

In addition, Will had three reports broadcast on RTÉ’s news show for young people News2Day. Watch his first report here, his second report here and his third report here.