Hadithi Hadithi is a Kiswahili and English mobile app that promotes reading among children aged between five and seven.
Hadithi Hadithi is Kiswahili and English reading and writing app for children aged 5-7 years. It is available for free on the android store and covers the entire grade 1 curriculum in Kiswahili, with stories and vocabulary matching the syllabus topics for each week of the school year.
The app contains dozens of stories that are aimed to help Grade 1 children with comprehension, spelling, and letter-tracing exercises. The stories are written by Kenyan teachers, illustrated by artists across East Africa, and read by actors and celebrities. It covers the entire curriculum in Kiswahili in Standard 1, with stories and vocabulary matching the syllabus topics for each week of the school year.
The app helps children gain literacy skills faster by applying reading to learn pedagogy, and thus helping deal with the problem of literacy where only 30% of Kenyan 10-year olds can read fluently.
Kenya, Uganda and Somalia.
Goal 4: Quality education
Grade 1 students, displaced persons in literacy schools.
The app can be downloaded directly from Play Store.
As of 2020, the app has been downloadedby more than 10,000 users.
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Hadithi! Hadithi! is a literacy app for 5-7-year olds in 5 African languages in Kenya, Uganda, and Somalia.
The app incorporates various stories that promote reading among children aged between five and seven. The stories incorporate comprehension, spelling, and letter-tracing exercises and they are familiar stories written by local teachers and use contextualized illustrations. This approach helps students learn to read faster than using traditional approaches.
Users can download the app from the Play Store or even access the web-based version using any browser. Once installed, users are able to go through various hundreds of stories that incorporate practice exercises on their own. It works perfectly offline to cater for people in low connectivity areas.
The app is available as Hadithi! Hadithi! in Kiswahili and Story Story in English, and can be downloaded from the Play store depending on the language of interest. Other languages are Lugbarati and Somali which are also available as different apps.
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The app aims to teach children how to read and increase the speed of learning.
A survey by eLimu found that children who have access to the app tend to learn how to read four times faster compared to those who don’t.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
The complies with the Kenyan Institute of Curriculum requirements for grade 1 for English and Swahili.
The app is evaluated for the increase in learning speed.
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