HOW WE CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Education is rapidly growing worldwide, and according to the study conducted by the US based Martin Prosperity institute, Uganda has been ranked among the top 3 countries with advanced technology and innovation capabilities in Africa.

Unfortunately, we hear about the boom of ICT education in the Ugandan capital but the story is in rural communities. Our rural communities have never seen a computer because there is no power supply and good road networks to attract development. 80% of young people in Uganda live in rural areas and do not have a chance to touch a computer until, perhaps, they are adults.

THE ICT TRAINING

-The training is divided into 2 segments; Level I and Level II.
-Level one has 5 modules With 10 classes, divided into 32 class activities .
-It takes 20 weeks for learners to complete the first level.
-Each child studing computer gets 30 minutes of practice per week.
-Each module ends with a written and practical examination.
-All learners with 70% in final exams are awarded a certificate
-After level 11, participants can take a test for trainer of trainers and begin training ICT Skills in another location.

OUTCOMES FOR LEARNERS

-Create a variety of digital products using appropriate tools.
-Appreciate the wisdom God gives man kind to solve problems.
-Function as a discerning person in an increasingly digital societ.
-Interact with computers confidently and Use ICT equipment with care.
-Troubleshoot common computer problems and safe gaurd equipment.
Develop digital literacy skills and Operate computer hardware/software.

We take the participants through level I& II, and guide the school to set up a basic computer lab. Mentor one teacher into the training role. This takes one full year. The teacher takes over in the second year. As we offer guidance and supervision