Badiliko Digital Hubs

Learn ICT skills at your nearest Badiliko Digital Hub

The British Council, in partnership with Microsoft, is working with schools across Sub-Saharan Africa to launch 80 Digital Hubs. Project Badiliko, a Swahili word meaning ‘change’, will give teachers, students and the wider community access to ICT, as well as a wide array of professional development opportunities for teachers.

How does it work?

A computer laboratory is set up with 20 networked desk-top computers. Each hub has a digital ambassador who acts as the lab administrator and helps with ICT training.

Staff and students have access to British Council’s online professional development and English language materials.

All machines have Microsoft Office programmes such as Power Point, Word and Excel installed. The computers are also equipped with  Microsoft Learning Suite, which includes Auto Collage, Songsmith, Photo Story and Window Live Movie maker.

Our Digital Hubs are located in schools or district education offices, but serve a wider cluster of schools in their area as well as being open to the wider community.

Our success so far

Since 2010, over 3000 teachers and head teachers from 300 schools in Nigeria have gained access to ICT through 21 Badiliko Digital Hubs.

There are plans to increase this access by collaborating with interested partners to establish more hubs over the next few years. If you are interested in partnering with us, please email Lynda Ashaolu.

I have participated in the one day training at the Badiliko hub in Lagos and I have found the training to be rewarding. I have learnt new things which will help me to improve my teaching skills in the classroom. – AbdulRasaq, Teacher, SurulereGrammar School

Having the Badiliko Hub cited in my school has piqued the interest of my students in ICT. Rather than have them getting in trouble during their free time, the hubs have provided a means of engaging them constructively. – Principal, Government Secondary School, Karu