Since our last report, the CAPEC ICT beneficiaries have put into practice the knowledge acquired during their five-month practical and theoretical training classes.Thanks to your support, class three pupils were included in our computer training program at school. ICT is a part of the school curriculum for this grade level that slowly integrates them at an early stage into IT related skills. They have learned binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. To complete their course, they were trained during the holiday period when the schools were closed in May.
Ten (10) additional beneficiaries are now computer literate; making it a total of 50 beneficiaries to date. They can now use the computer to write about their own personal stories and experiences, and to write letters. Class six pupils can also use email and Facebook to correspond with pen pals in schools abroad.
We have another group of volunteers from Italy who run the ICT program for the entire school session, including holidays. They have their own individual laptops, and have taught us new programs from them.
We have faced many challenges. Broken computer equipment required that we pair several children to 1 computer which was a bit difficult for the teacher. Student attendance and tardiness was also a factor. Some computer data was lost because of power outage during training. We hope to get a school generator as soon as funds are available.
The progress we have made could not have been possible without your much needed support. We, and the ICT program kids who are receiving this essential training and exposure, say Thank YOU! for YOUR valued support.
We have expanded our computer training program to now include the class three pupils. Our plan is to slowly integrate them in this early stage. In the past few months, thanks to your support, they learned how to use IT related skills including binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. Many of them learned very quickly and successfully completed the practical sessions. The training will continue during the summer holiday period when the schools close at the end of May. This will enable them to complete their course.
To date, 40 children are now computer literate. They can use a computer to write their own personal stories and experiences. They can also write a letter. At least half of the children who are in class 6 have created their own email accounts. The kids have indeed made signigficant strides!
We are happy to let you know that we have another group of volunteers who will be running the ICT program during holidays. Over the past three months, we have learned new programs from them.
Challenges encountered: some of the computers are broken, so we had to group up 3-5 children per computer, which was a bit difficult for the teacher. The lateness and absenteeism of kids has also been a problem. Thanks so much for your support that has helped to make all this possible. We tremendously value YOUR support - that enable us to provide to these kids this essential training and exposure. We could not do this without YOU. Thank YOU!Can you make a special donation - helping us continue to provide this training? We invite you to make your donation on Wednesday, May 7th - when your donation will be matched up to 30% - for donations up to $1,000 or less. Matching begins at 9:00 am EST. Please help us secure some of the matching funds - letting your donation go even further. Thanks sooo much for your support!
Dear Donors and Friends,Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Advance!!!We hope this mail meets all of you well. Here is a quick update from the school. Our new Computer trainer is Emese from Hungary. Since September when she arrived, the computer centre has trained both old and new pupils. Her constant presence in the centre has also made it possible for our staff to learn new skills. She has also organized E-school sessions with our partner school in the UK. Here are a couple comments we received from the kids / youth that received training: “The training has really me since I don’t pay anything for getting these computer skills - which I cannot get them in the village whereby we don’t have computers there." "Many youth do not have access to training like this when they are still in school. This is a privilege that CAPEC has offered to me.""Thank you CAPEC for the opportunity and I expect when I complete the training I will be privileged since I will be one of the few people who are computer literate in our community hence acquiring job will be easier."You support has provided the foundation for this training to happen and we are deeply grateful for your kind assistance. Your support is helping to make their dreams come true. We are together touching many lives life and preparing them for a bright future.Great Time to Give: We wanted to let you know of the great opportunity that GlobalGiving is offering right now. From now through December 31st, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor! To qualify for the match, you must give at least four consecutive months. In appreciation for your support, we will be featuring a list of all new recurring donors on our website. We will also send to you a free Develop Africa coffee mug or T-shirt (you decide which one). Please sign up now - as this offer expires at the end of the year. This would help us support many more kids that are on our waiting list. Thank you for giving the priceless gift of education!
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Summer / the holiday season is a great time to brush up on your skills. Thanks to your support - our kids have been doing just that!During this summer / holiday period, we intensified studies for our computer classes. The computer training focused on children and youth targeting those who had finished Certificate of Primary Education. The training took place at our community resource center. YOUR support helped to provide training in the following skills: 1. Introduction to computers 2. Keyboarding 3. Microsoft Word 4. Microsoft Excel 5. Microsoft PowerPoint 6. Microsoft Access 7. Microsoft Windows8. Microsoft Publisher 9. Internet and email 10. PageMaker.
In addition, they learned other IT related skills including binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. Many of were quick to learn and do practical exercises. We are so grateful for your on-going support that made this possible. Want to help us do more: you can now easily create a fundraiser here on GlobalGiving and help us raise funds for more training. This is a fantastic way to invite your friends and family to join you in making a difference. You can start your fundraiser here - http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/fundraiser-new/type today! Let us know if you have any questions or need our help setting this up. Thanks so much for all you do!
Dear CAPEC supporters, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your amazing support to bring computers to our school and community. The computers are enabling a whole community to learn life-changing computer skills. They are also providing valuable opportunities to learn and grow. Together with other schools in the district, the Mayor organized an ICT and spelling competition for children older than 10 years. I am delighted to report that the school did very well. Your support helped make this happen. In May / June we are excitedly expecting the arrival of new computers and we look forward to sharing much more with you in the next report. Merci for your support!
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