Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training

 
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Andrew - one of the participants
Andrew - one of the participants

Warm greetings

In today's computer-driven society, as you all know, computer literacy is absolutely essential.  This is increasingly so for the upcoming generation, who are trying to enter the job market. 

During the trip that Phillip and I made to Sierra Leone last year, we had opportunity to meet Andrew, the Project Coordinator for AID Sierra Leone.  Andrew is responsible for coordinating the computer training sessions that we have been supporting through this project. 

I wanted to share with you a video where Andrew expresses gratitude and a  "a very big “thank you” to Develop Africa and you - the donors who helped to provide the computer training.  He explains in the video that the training has been very beneficial to the youths / young adults, helping them to secure jobs. As he says "we have people now working in different places".  Included are some of the photos of the trainees.

Watch the video.

It's always great to hear good news of progress and that lives are being helped and empowered.  This is heart warming.  Together we can rejoice of having helped equip and prepare several young adults for the work force.  This is significant as their lives will never be the same again.  Thanks for helping to make this happen.  We deeply appreciate your on-going support - that will help us continue to offer the training to many more deserving youths and young adults.

The next computer training session will take place shortly.  We should have some photos of this in the next update. 

With every good wish

Hannah - beneficiary
Hannah - beneficiary
Abdul - Got a job after training
Abdul - Got a job after training
Beneficiary - now computer proficient
Beneficiary - now computer proficient
Computer trainee - now an expert
Computer trainee - now an expert

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Warm greetings

Here's a progress update from the field from a smiling young man called Abdul that is sure to warm your heart. 

Develop Africa in partnership with AID SL offered a month of computer training in office applications that helped Abdul transition from computer illiteracy to literacy. The training made a smiling Abdul "well equipped". Consequently, he explains, he has obtained a job offer and will start work in 2 weeks.

Thank you donors for helping to provide the essential job-skills training he needed. The training provided the needed computer literacy skills and opened up a world of opportunity.  Here again - Education, was a game-changer and an enabler.

Watch Abdul's youtube video


One of our other projects here on GlobalGiving that similarly focuses on computer training is taking part in a special challenge.  The project focuses on providing enhanced educational opportunities to girls through a computer lab at an all-girls school.  We would be so grateful if you could help us win this challenge by making a donation here.

Thanks for your support and best wishes.

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Sylvester, Hannah and other members of AIDSL
Sylvester, Hannah and other members of AIDSL

I am excited to report that in May, Phillip Sholes and I had the opportunity meet some of the beneficiaries who had received computer training provided partly from funds donated by you, our GlobalGiving Donors.  We met the youths and young adults at the AIDSL office in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AIDSL is doing an excellent job motivating and working with them.

During the visit we heard their stories on how the training had been beneficial to them.  It was great to hear how excited and appreciative they were.  Getting such training for free is next to impossible and we are so happy that we were able to provide this for them.

Video story - Go with us through video to Freetown.  Please take a moment to see and hear the excitement in Hannah voice's and face - just as we heard and saw it.  It was heart-warming to know we made a definite difference.  We helped enhance her skill level and her life.

We are looking forward to providing additional training shortly and welcome your donations that will help us make a difference in the lives of many more youths and young adults.  Thanks for your support

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Kumba
Kumba

Choice greetings

It is with joy that I share a brief thank you video clip from Kumba, one of the computer training beneficiaries.  Prior to the training, Kumba did not have the computer skills / proficiency required for getting her desired job. She had received the needed training for her field, but lacked the computer proficiency needed.

Through the one month training you helped provide, she received the needed skills and a training certificate that was instrumental in her obtaining a job.   

Such stories always warm my heart because more and more youths / young adults are being empowered to become independent and productive members of their communities and nations. Together we can rejoice in knowing that we are helping to make a definite difference.  Be sure to watch the very brief video.

Help us provide more training by signing up for recurring donations: We would like to encourage you to consider supporting this project monthly.  When you sign up for recurring donations, we can together make more training available to many more youths / young adults.  By signing up for recurring donations you would help us do so much more. Thanks for your on-going support!

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Greetings

We are excited to share with you a video made after the past training session. To access the video please click on the video link -"Video - Youth Empowerment - Computer Training Testimonials" below. 

This video includes testimonials given by staff and members of AIDSL in Freetown Sierra Leone.   Most of the beneficiaries had little or no computer experience prior to the training. To them this was a "great opportunity" as one of them stated. Also for those who had had some previous computer knowledge, this was a very fruitful opportunity as it has helped improved their skills even more. The video includes testimonies by some of the trainees expressing their happiness and how they expect the training to benefit them. 

Thank you so much for helping to make this training available. We deeply appreciate your involvement.

We are in the process of planning additional sessions for next year - 2011.  We welcome your on-going support to empower many more lives.  Please make a donation today or include us in your end-of-year giving plans and let's together transform and empower these young future leaders!

Be sure to watch the video to see how we are impacting lives together.  Go now...  Then make a donation and help us do even more!

best wishes

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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

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

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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