Computer Skills for 50 Needy Youths in Kenya

Apr 4, 2012

Level of computer literacy increasing

The computer training is currently children and youth targeting those who had finished Kenay Certificate of Primary Education candidates of  2011.The training takes place at TYSA community resource center. The December 2011 training class had 25 beneficiaries .The beneficiaries learnt the following computer skills;

1. Introduction to computer 2. Key boarding 3. Microsoft word 4. Microsoft excel 5. PowerPoint 6. Microsoft access 7. Microsoft windows 8. Microsoft publisher 9. Internet and email 10. Page maker.

In addition, they learnt how to use IT related skills including binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. Many of were quick to learn and do practical’s which boost them to complete this packages for one month. The training will continue during holiday period when the schools are closed in April to complete their course.

To date  50 beneficiaries are now computer literate.They can use computer to write their own personal stories and experiences. They can also write a letter. At least half who are in high school have opened up their email and face book address.

Challenges Encountered Most of the beneficiaries were coming late making them to miss some sessions. Also the power was a problem when it gets lost when we are proceeding with the training. Another key challenge is the insufficiency computers are not enough making difficulty in teaching especially during practicals.

'I am very excited about learning computer.Its fun and enjoyable. I am confident  and look forward into learning more in the future especially when i join college'  June a class 8 pupil


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Gichuki Francis

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