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Featured photo: Tablet-based teaching offers a scalable education model in Kenya

A teacher at one of Bridge International Academies’ schools in rural Kenya delivers a lesson via a tablet computer.

A teacher at one of Bridge International Academies’ schools in rural Kenya delivers a lesson via a tablet computer. OPIC is supporting Bridge’s expansion in Kenya with a $10 million loan. Bridge’s innovative model for educating large numbers of poor children is based on a standardized curriculum that each teacher accesses from an electronic device. NPR recently described the model as applying “a Silicon Valley startup mindset to the question of how to improve education for some of the poorest kids on the planet,” by combining the McDonald’s franchise model with the efficiency of tablet computers in delivering information.

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