Appointed –American tech giant Mozilla has appointed Chao Mbogho to drive its digital science challenge into parts of Kenya.
Dr. Mbogho will, therefore, lead the sh 142 prize challenge that was launched in 2018 with an aim of supporting computer science professors in higher education to work and teach their students ethics in computer science.
“Dr Chao Mbogho is an exceptional addition to the Responsible Computer Science Challenge community. Her background in education, technology, and civil society will be vital in expanding the challenge — and more responsible computing — across Kenya.” Mozilla Program Lead Steven Azeka stated.
Mozilla management first announced this exercise in August saying its aim is to see it reach Kenya and India through International Development USAID support.
This challenge supports the conceptualization, development, as well as piloting of curricula that empowers students to think about the social and political context of computing and computer learning.
It further seeks to unearth and spark innovative coursework that will not only be implemented at the participating home institutions but also scaled to other institutions around the world.
Mozilla and USAID will award 10 grants to innovation hubs and accredited institutions of higher education in Kenya.
According to Steven Azeka, the awards of up to sh 142 million will be granted to institutions to develop course materials that integrate social, political, and technical perspectives in introductory computing courses.
Dr Mbogho, Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the Kenya Methodist University, is the Founder and Program Lead for KamiLimu, a student mentoring program.
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