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LEGO Education launched in Kenya

25.03.2015  12:43

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Today the Danish Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen hosted the launch of LEGO Education in Kenya. The event showcased the unique LEGO Education learning concept and brought together educators, schools, Ministry of Education officials, country representatives, NGOs and financers.

Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen told his own story of growing up with LEGO and “being a LEGO fan for more than 55 years”, and added:

“The talent in Kenya is probably the best in all of Africa, and we hear this again and again from the Danish businesses operating here. Many Kenyans combine strong technical skills with innovation under difficult circumstances. The human resource asset is crucial to Kenya’s future. It must be nurtured and developed, and evolve constantly along with new developments in the digital as well as the physical world. LEGO Education can provide that creative spark, to fuel ambition and new ideas in the minds of children across Kenya.”

Anna Holnäs of LEGO Education put that statement to a test when she challenged each of the 90 participants to build a duck from six bricks of LEGO and illustrated that creativity comes in many forms.

Representatives from the Ministry of Education told the participants, on behalf of Principal Secretary Dr. Belio Kipsang, that LEGO Education holds the key to improving quality education in Kenya, especially in science and technology, and thereby boost the country’s ICT education initiative.

Peter Freiesleben, CEO of Arctic Group (owner of Global Supply and Trading, the company bringing LEGO to the Kenyan market) emphasized their high confidence in Kenya to develop, not just in education but also in numerous other sectors.

For more information on LEGO Education in Kenya please contact Peter Bertelsen, Global Supply and Trading at prb@gsat.dk. For the Embassy of Denmark, contact Paveen Mbeda at pavmbe@um.dk.