Project Timeline

The INES Project Team faces two tasks. First, it is has to create learning tasks and respective learning materials which correspond contentwise with the Kenyan syllabus (Mother tongue, Swahili, English, Mathematics, Sciences and Religious Education) and extend it to the unique needs of the Daasanach (culture, nutrition, hygiene, livestock, etc.). Currently the INES-Project-Team focuses on the roll-out of the learning material for classes 1 to 3. Second, the INES-Project-Team has to train and supervise the community teachers, who belong to the nomadic families themselves and support the children in their education. God willing, the mobile school system will start mid 2017.

Beginning 2014

INES is founded with three nursery schools in nearby manyattas





Mid 2014

URC-INES cooperation with the University of Regensburg is initiated




End 2014

Basic MGML-Workshop in Illeret with Ruth Würzle

Start of the development of learning materials for language acquisition




Beginning 2015

MGML-Material-Workshop in Illeret with Theresa Stamm and Ruth Würzle

Development of learning materials for language and number acquisition


IMG_9092MGML-Teacher-Workshop in Aiy’beete, Illolo and Nang‘olei with volonteer Philipp Laurer







Beginning 2015

Prototypes of learning materials are tested in the manyatta community schools in Illolo, Nang’olei und Aiy’beete before they are revised and made ready for printing




Daasanach-Frauen bei der MaterialerstellungINES workers produce the learning material, print and laminate the material cards and sow the donkey’s carrier bags in Illeret





Workshop MaterialentwicklungMid 2015

Cooperative learning material development of Daasanach and Mathematics

Prototypes are tested in manyatta community Schools



IMG_0432MGML teacher Training Workshop with newly introduced introdcution ladder of learning for nursery School in Illeret






Design of the activity cards are set. Pictures show the children which materials they need for the respective activity and with whom to learn cooperatively.







IMG-20151120-WA0005End 2015

Prototypes of donkey carrier bags and learning materials made of leather and cloth are sown in Illeret






IMAG1381Beginning 2016

Prototypes for language acquisition ready for scale up








All raw materials for sixteen sets of Daasanach and Mathematics learning materials are now in Illeret ready for processing.







5Daasanach proofreading of all activity and material cards for language acquisition and Mathematics.





3Daasanach songs are being recorded in the church.






4Daasanach stories are being recorded in the nearby lager.






2Felt letters and numbers are being stiched on goat skin.






6INES material development team in Illeret.