Global Peace Foundation Kenya and Oracle Academy Hosts the Transforming Education Computing Bootcamp

Maureen Kemunto
April 14, 2024
A group of four people from Oracle Academy are sitting in a row, focusing on their laptops. They appear to be engaged and smiling, likely participating in the Transforming Education Computing Bootcamp.

Educators gather around computers to learn about new software programs.

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Kenya, in partnership with Oracle Academy, hosted the annual Transforming Education Computing Bootcamp on March 28, 2024, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The event aimed to equip educators in higher learning institutions with the skills and knowledge to facilitate the holistic education of their students.

The facilitators of the program included Mr. William Mcrae, Principal Instructor from Oracle Academy EMEA; Mr. Benjamin Tua Senior Technical Consultant (Data Science & Analytics); and Ms. Lorna Juma, a Program Manager at Oracle Academy. Instructors gave in-depth training on how educators can capitalize on the Oracle Academy Cloud Program & Data Science Curriculum, Oracle Live Labs Overview, and Analytics & Machine Learning with Red Bull Racing Live Lab Demo to enhance their teaching skills.

The practical hybrid training attended by educators from different institutions also offered an opportunity for educators to enroll as members of Oracle Academy and access free teaching and learning resources. Moreover, the workshop is part of Oracle’s global philanthropic program, which involves computing education to increase knowledge acquisition, skills development, innovation, and diversity in education.

A group of people, some sitting and some standing, are posing for a group photo, many with smiles and cheerful gestures. They are indoors with banners from the Global Peace Foundation Kenya and Oracle Academy in the background, along with a tiled floor.

Participants in the Transforming Education Computing Bootcamp 2024.

Dr. Lawrence Nderu, Chairman of the Department of Computing at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, acknowledged the efforts put in place by GPF Kenya and Oracle Academy to close the gaps in technology application at the tertiary level. As the chairman, he promised that the institution would consistently capitalize on the available resources to simplify, advance, and improve knowledge delivery in the classroom setup.

Addressing the forum, Mr. Daniel Juma Omondi, Executive Director of GPF Kenya, expressed his appreciation of the facilitators and participating educators. The training aligns with GPF’s initiative Transforming Education in the Global South:

Toward 2050 Campaign, which aims to nurture holistic educators and students, moral and innovative leaders, and spearhead the creation of great institutions that will graduate students that positively impact the world.

Learn more about Transforming Education in the Global South: Toward 2050

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