Over the last months the computer lab has been used extensively by primary and secondary students as well as individuals from the community taking lessons in computer skills from our talented computer lab manager Isaac. However, there is a new group of computer lab beneficiaries we are just discovering: college and university students pursuing degrees through distance learning.
Noah comes to the library every day from Monday to Friday to study for his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He uses the laptops in the computer lap to access online course materials, prepare and submit assignments, and do research.
It’s because of this facility that I was able to pursue my degree from St. Paul’s University by distance learning” says Noah. “Going to live in Nairobi while pursuing my studies would be very expensive, and so I am very happy to be able to work towards my degree while living at home”.
In response to the number of college and university students now using the library, we are looking into expanding our book collection to include appropriate research resources, and are planning to install additional research software, including offline Wikipedia, onto our laptops.
Thank you to all of our donors who have made it possible and affordable for students in Elangata Wuas to pursue higher education by providing and equipping this distance learning facility!
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.