Donation Options

Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training

 
$4,363
$45,637
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Tens of thousands of children and youth in Freetown are severely disadvantaged with LIMITED or NO exposure to computer training. We are helping to change this through the provision of computer training and setting up computer labs. The technology skills that they acquire dramatically increase their productivity. The youths become relevant in the job market. A whole new world or opportunities becomes available to them. They become successful in today's computer-enabled 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, youths will be able to become productively engaged and better qualified to obtain jobs that they 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 bridge the Digital Divide and level the playing field.

How will this project solve this problem?

Youth and young adults are provided with free training in basic computer skills, office applications & Internet. This training will effectively equip them to obtain jobs by providing the vital proficiency / skills needed. Through the computers and provided training, they will learn how to use a computer extensively, opening them up to new educational, employment and business opportunities. After receiving the training we provide, multiple youths have been able to secure jobs.

Potential Long Term Impact

This training is transforming the lives of participants as it broadens their options and offers new opportunities. Youths and 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,363
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $45,637
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 2494 to 80088 to donate $10 to Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.