Training in basic computer skills provides essential job-related skills and empowers disadvantaged youths. Participants are better qualified and become productive individuals in their communities. Through the training provided, young adults are equipped with relevant technology skills and empowered to take their place as leaders. Computer competency or proficiency is a vital skill in today's computer connected society
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Thousands of at-risk youths & young adults in Sierra Leone have never used a computer, let alone received any basic training / education in Information Age skills. Through this training, unemployed youths and school dropouts will be able to become productively engaged and better qualified to obtain jobs that were previously unqualified for. There is a dire need for this form of training, available principally at commercial prices, beyond their reach. This helps to level the playing field.
How will this project solve this problem?
Youth & young adults are provided with free training in basic computer skills, office applications & Internet. These skills are in high demand. Group interactions, mentoring, discussions and question & answer sessions help to reinforce learning. This training will effectively equip them to obtain jobs by providing the vital proficiency / skills needed.
Potential Long Term Impact
This training is transforming the lives of participants as it broadens their options and offers new opportunities. Youths & young adults become computer literate and proficient - and consequently viable and competitive in the market place. They are now able to be independent and develop their careers - contributing to national development. They are empowered to take their place in society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,343
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,157
Total Funding Goal: $8,500