The iEARN Kenya is a registered NGO in Kenya that is also a consortium of iEARN International that is in 130 countries of the world.
International Education and Resource Network (iEARN), as an international Non-Governmental Organisation, promotes cooperation and collaboration of youth in solving of challenges experienced from local to international levels.
The youth under the guidance of adult mentors, teachers and other positive minded education administrators learn cooperatively by working together with counterparts from other parts of the world on common projects seeking solutions to local or international challenges such as ignorance, peace, human rights and environmental issues.
In this programme, students are provided with opportunities to acquire skills in research, critical thinking, team work, leadership, understanding others and fostering partnerships as well as 21st century technical approaches that extend beyond mere digital literacy skills and e-learning to higher level skills that make them employable (Productivity skills).
The youth collaborate through messages sent over the internet or other relevant technological channels of communication. The climax of this virtual interaction is the annual face to face conference of educators and educators which is held annually. In the year 2011 (Next year), the conference shall be in held in Taiwan.
For effective performance of its functions iEARN has professional development programmes that are taken online and face to face.
COL’s Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) will be held from 24 to 28 November 2010, hosted by Indira Gandhi National Open University at Le Méridien Cochin Resort & Convention Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India. www.col.org/pcf6
Is anyone of you attending?