With partners such as Makerere University, DwB has built capacity among the youth. Through student competitions, lectures, workshops and internships, we have successfully reached over 5,000 young people. Between 2015 and 2020, we have promoted the power of meaningful design for change and social impact.
DwB’s project portfolio addresses some of the major challenges faced within the education sector. Our communities face barriers to education, and teachers themselves often struggle with inadequate training. With education at our core, finding solutions for these shortcomings is an important part of our work.
For example, we have designed AKI Financial literacy Kit, a board game and financial planning tool which teaches money management for everyday life. Our ‘digital drum’ project was a low maintenance solar powered computer kiosk. This service was developed to make computer technology more accessible for youth in rural areas of Uganda.
We also redesigned the Active Teaching & Learning manual for the Belgian Development Agency (BTC, now named Enabel). This project equipped teachers with learner-centered pedagogy methods and the skills required to give students a meaningful learning experience.