Provide Youths in Freetown Slums Computer Skills

$50 $20,679
Raised Remaining


Sierra Leonean youths are eager to learn to use computers. From developing an understanding of computers, youths from slums in the capital city can benefit from what the worldwide web can offer.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

• Need to help bridge the digital divide between the have- and the have- Nots. • Need to provide computer literacy, enrichment and training programs to marginalized communities. • Need to bring the potential of Information technology to those who have not been touched by it as yet. • Need to open up a window of opportunities for youths in disadvantaged communities and help them realize their true potential.

How will this project solve this problem?

• The selection, renovation and equipping of a building for the training center. • Identifying and employing qualified tutors to provide training. 3. Identifying donor sources to help fund the project. • A public awareness campaign on the benefits

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will broaden to include a majority of underprivileged children and youth of all ages, from pre-school to secondary school. The project will be scaled up and modified along the way, in response to the demands of local residents.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 .  The original project funding goal was $20,729.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Business Incubation Group

Freetown, West Africa, Sierra Leone

Project Leader

Fuad Turay

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Where is this project located?

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