Global Peace Foundation Kenya and Google Kenya has partnered to empower youth in high schools with knowledge, skills, attitude, values and tools to become digital leaders, beyond being responsible digital citizens.
The “Child Online Safety Campaign” is a curriculum on child online safety for both teachers and students. The campaign targets high school youth who participate in Global Peace Education’s – a division of Global Peace Foundation – Leadership and Entrepreneurship Hubs (LEAP Hubs) and Character and Creativity (CCI) programs as well as other schools.
Sponsored by Google Kenya, the campaign was officially launched by the Executive Director, Center for Mathematics Science and Technology in Africa (CEMASTEA) Mr. Stephen Njoroge at Ngara Girls High School in November 2015. This marked the beginning of a campaign that would see over 3000 students from 22 counties benefit from skills that would enable them build positive digital footprints. The launch was attended by over 100 students and teachers from different schools in Nairobi and its environs among them Brook House International School, Mangu Boys High School, Moi Forces Academy Embakasi Girls High School and others.
To this end, the campaign has been conducted in different schools from various counties among them Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale Counties with plans underway to scale up to more schools in other counties. Over 2300 students and teachers have also benefited on online safety training, which is estimated 50% of the target number.