Through the establishment of computer labs, the program provides economically disadvantaged children in Vietnam with practical training in computer literacy to enhance their employment opportunities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Computer literacy is one of the largest unmet needs of the educational systems in Vietnam, and often what holds young students back from being part of the global community. The "life skills" computer lab programs provide students with much needed practical training and skills that are marketable to employers. Each computer lab is established directly in a school, mainly secondary ones, and will be utilized on average by over 1,000 children.
How will this project solve this problem?
We achieve our goals through the establishment of computer labs directly in the schools accompanied by teacher training. Training ensures adequate knowledge transfer from teacher to student, and ensures that the hardware is maintained properly.
Potential Long Term Impact
The core of the computer program is to help reduce the digital divide by providing computers to schools that could otherwise not afford them and to have a significant impact on the level of computer access and training of underprivileged children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $440
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $440 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $13,200.