Iganga Senior secondary ICT Club members finally made it to the 7th National Conference on Communications 2022, from June 21 to June 22, 2022 that was held in a blended approach both physically at Makerere University and virtually via zoom and YouTube.
The ICT Club members behind this innovation are Proscovia Nakhumitsa, amma Cynthia Nalumansi, Alice Tusubira, Britah Isiiko, Shebah Ahlam Namukose, Praise Tagonza Kintu. The teacher supporting this Innovation is Mr. Mufumba Paul .
You can visit this website to learn more about Lyta https://lytastore.com
Overview: Students face hard time during reporting back to school because they are burdened with carrying a lot of luggage with them like metallic cases, mattresses, dozens of books, etc. in the name of school requirements. Education is particularly greatly affected because some students take long to report to school because they have to look for favorable means of transport to carry them and their luggage.
Since it’s hard to get some items so that one avoids having a lot of luggage, students tend to forget important school requirements thus The Industry, innovation and infrastructure sector has failed to innovate an easier channel to solve this great challenge. The costs of transport incurred by the students is high since they have to pay for their extra luggage. Students’ property is misplaced and damaged especially those who travel long distances. Strain on both the parents and students since they put in a lot of time in preparation, shopping and transportation of school requirements.
LYTA being a mobile app that enables online shopping and mitigates the challenge of heavy travel to school through enabling students to shop variety of school requirements ranging from personal utilities like Vaseline to scholastic materials like books and pens online from various suppliers to be found at school hence solving not only one problem, but also other related problems that come with reporting back to school.
In the regional School ICT innovations competitions, four schools emerged as champions and would compete in the national competition. However, due to the strong potential of their concepts, two additional schools have been selected to participate in the competition; St. Mary’s College Kitovu and Iganga (Girls) Secondary school.
Moses Wamanga is a Senior Education Specialist serving as a Team Lead at KAWA Uganda, an innovation and Edtech support organization that provides Professional Development services to enhance learning outcomes for educators and Learners around the country.