Warm greetingsHere are excerpts from the report provided by AIDSL after the computer training funded by donations from Develop Africa and GlobalGiving donors.
The computer literacy programme organized by the Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID–Sierra Leone) with funding support from Develop Africa (DA), took place at the Sulisha Institute of Management and Computer studies at Regent Road. It was a week programme, starting from the 26th to 30th March 2012 (Monday to Friday). The training process was incredible and interesting, as the Sulisha institution provided the environment/ space, Tutors and training manual/ curriculum that covers all the three programmes (Windows, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel) and was distributed to each participant before the start of the process. These are the three basic Microsoft office applications required by every employee to understand and carry out their tasks no matter the individual’s designation. The programme targeted seven (7) Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) with very low capacities in terms of staff number and technical strength, which includes representatives from Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID – Sierra Leone), Sierra Leone Union for Disability Issues (SLUDI), Peace- Links Sierra Leone, Youth Action International (YAI), FAKS Humanitarian Relief Organization and the Door of Hope.The one week computer literacy/ skills training programme organized by the Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID–Sierra Leone) for seven Civil Society Organizations, with funds from Develop Africa (DA) was a success story. This was a deliberate attempt to contribute to national development and create opportunities for effective networking and collaborations for Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) in Sierra Leone.The main aim or goal of the computer literacy programme is to capacitate Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) in the three basic Microsoft office software applications to enhance administrative or operational effectiveness in their various organizations for better networking or collaborations.
At the end of the training, examinations were set up to assess the level of understanding of participants about the three programmes. The result proved that participants understood the parts, functions of the computer and the designed Microsoft office applications of the training programme. The training process ended in a certification ceremony for all participants on the last day that was done by a senior authority of the computer school.
Full report (PDF) is available hereIts exciting to read about young people being equipped with the vital skills needed for success in today's technology-driven society. Thank you so much for helping to provide this training that was a huge success! We hope to share a video from the training in the next report. We are also planning to equip a center with relatively new computers that will make it much easier for us to offer training more frequently. We welcome and appreciate your support that will help us provide training for many more youths and young adults.
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