Provide Solar Technology & Basic Computer Training

 
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Children learning in computer room
Children learning in computer room

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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Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids
Volunteer teacher & computer literacy for kids
Kids - computer training
Kids - computer training

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 Windows
8. 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!

Kids were so eager to learn
Kids were so eager to learn
Children - fun / interaction activities
Children - fun / interaction activities

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!

competition
competition
children at CAPEC school
children at CAPEC school

To start off we would like to say a huge THANK YOU from all of Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). We appreciate your mobilization and donations greatly. Without you our dreams of our School would not be possible.

The computer training is currently targeting children and youth who have finished their Certificate of Primary Education and those presently in our school. The December training class had 25 beneficiaries. The beneficiaries learnt the following computer skills:

1.   Introduction to computer
2.   Key boarding
3.   Microsoft Word
4.   Microsoft Excel
5.   PowerPoint
6.   Microsoft Access
7.   Microsoft Windows
8.   Microsoft Publisher
9.   Internet and email
10.  PageMaker.

In addition, they learnt how to use IT related skills including binding, photocopying, laminating and paper cutting. Many of were quick to learn and do practical’s which boost them to complete this packages for one month. The training will continue during holiday period when the schools are closed to complete their course.

To date, 50 beneficiaries are now computer literate. They can use computer to write their own personal stories and experiences. They can also write a letter. At least half who are in high school have opened up an email address and face book account. 

Here’s a testimonial from a participant, June, a Class 6 Pupil: “I am very excited about learning computer. It’s fun and enjoyable. I am confident and look forward into learning more in the future especially when I join college”

Challenges Encountered: Most of the beneficiaries were coming late making them to miss some sessions. Also the power was a problem - when we lose power when we are proceeding with the training. Another key challenge is the insufficiency computers are not enough making difficulty in teaching especially during practical sessions.

Taking Our impact to The Next Level
: We would love to expand this program in 2013 and your donation of $30 a month will help us do that.  Your support is needed and important because it will help provide training for promising young children.  Knowing that we can count on your $30 or more each month will provide ongoing progress. Your recurring donations will be a predictable stream of income, making it easier for us to plan financially.

Right now
is a great time to sign up for a recurring donation as during the month of December, GlobalGiving is offering a 100% match on all initial recurring donations up to $100 per donor.  Your recurring donation could also help us win a $500 bonus award!  You have to sign up now in order for your donation to count during this campaign. Thanks for your support!

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Here's an update computer training at the school

For the last three months, which was the school holiday period, we intensified studies for our computer classes. The computer training targeted children and youth who had finished Certificate of Primary Education. The beneficiaries learned the following computer skills:

  1. Introduction to computers / Key boarding / Windows
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. PowerPoint
  5. Microsoft Access
  6. Microsoft Publisher
  7. Internet and email
  8. Page maker.

In addition, they learned a range of related IT skills including binding, photocopying and laminating. Many of were quick to learn and complete practical sessions. The training will continue during the school period.

To date, 80 beneficiaries are now computer literate. They can use computers to write their own personal stories and experiences. They can also write a letter. At least half of the ones who are in high school have set up an email address and created a Facebook account.

Challenges Encountered:  Most of the beneficiaries came in late for the sessions – which made them miss some sessions. Also we did not have consistent power / electricity.  Another key challenge is the insufficiency of computers when doing practical sessions. 

One of the class 8 pupils, called September, had this to say “I am very excited about learning computers. It’s fun and enjoyable. I am confident and look forward to learning more in the future especially when I go to college”

Thanks to your on-going support, we continue to offer this essential training that is preparing the children for college and life as a whole in our computer-aided society.  This training is giving them the basic foundation that they need for success and its exciting to see them grow and develop - all thanks to your support!

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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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