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!
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 computer2. Key boarding3. Microsoft Word4. Microsoft Excel5. PowerPoint6. Microsoft Access7. Microsoft Windows8. Microsoft Publisher9. Internet and email10. 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!Sign up now - start your recurring donation - helping to provide more training!
Here's an update computer training at the schoolFor 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:
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!
Dear friends, donors and well-wishers,For the past three months, more pupils have been trained in the school, 140 students in total attended computer classes, 40 from the neighboring villages and 100 students from our school. Subjects they studied included computer basics; Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel and Power Point. These students, after graduating from their computer classes are better equipped to obtain a job with their newly acquired skills. The school year just closed and included in this report are a few photos taken at the end of the semester / graduation day. 2012 is bringing many more opportunities to students who want to study computers, as the Bitame Lucia School has plans to enroll more students in the months to come. We are excited about the open door to help prepare these children for life in our computer-enabled society. Thank you for supporting this project.Upcoming Father's Day Gift Suggestion: In closing, we wanted to let you know of the on-going opportunity to make a donation in honor of the special person in your life. A donation to this project is a fantastic (and easy) gift for Dad on Father’s Day! You can make a donation as a gift to your Dad on this project by selecting the third giving option, “gift or in honor of,” under the orange donate button on the project page. GlobalGiving will then send your Dad or the gift recipient an email, print-at-home, or physical card. GlobalGiving offers several fun card designs and you will have the option of choosing a design customized for this project, using the project’s main photo (this option is available for email and print-at-home cards).Fathers - you can also request this as your Father's day gift!Make your donation in Father's honor and support a great cause today! Thanks again for all you do to help provide computer training!
As shared in our last report, the class 4 and 5 pupils have learned to produce the school newsletters and class registers. They are able to register data for each pupil such as birthdays, absentees, role calls, sick permission etc. The children have developed data on the tree planting exercises that were carried out around the school environment and the surrounding communities. This amazing success is due, in large part, to your generosity.Apart from the Bitame Lucia School pupils close to 40 children in the past three months from the neighboring communities have been trained in the computer room, and this has gone a long way to bring a change in the community and the way children and parents look at communication and computer education. Bearing in mind that, it has been introduced in the national school curriculum in Cameroon from Primary 1. The generous donations we receive every year go directly to the children and community and help to provide a better future for them. In the ICT competition among primary schools that was organized in the Mefou - Afamba District where the school is located, the Bitame Lucia School came first, and the parents were greatly impressed. Parents from neighboring communities are coming up to enroll their children. We thank you very much for your continued support, in keeping this centre moving. Want to help be a part of making more change happen? Starting at 12:00 am EDT on Wednesday March 14th, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made through www.globalgiving.org (including this project) up to $1,000 per donor at 30%. This means that your donation of $100 will be supersized and become $130! $1000 will become $1300. This is an amazing opportunity to make your donations go even further and help us do even more. We would so very much appreciate your support - that will help us continue to provide training to these children. Thanks for your support. Thank you change maker!
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