Technology
 Uganda
Project #18431

Help 150 youth get internet skills in Uganda

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries
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Summary

This project will purchase 05 desktop computers and fast internet data package to facilitate 150 youth learn to use internet. As technology becomes more ingrained in our society, it is increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st-century skills that will set them up for future career success. The internet skills will enable them keep up-to-date with current information, enable them research on business ideas that will result into new business formation among themselves
$3,945.00
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Over 600 youth in Mpigi have no access to technology and, as a result, they fall behind their peers. Most companies advertise jobs online and ask applications be submitted online, over 50 youth have missed these opportunities because they have no idea on how to use internet and a few that can use it cannot access the service, there is only one internet cafe in town charging $1 per 30 minutes, an amount that an average Ugandan lives on per day.

Solution

The project will use available space on the Mountains of Hope office to set up the system, the programme will enroll 50 youth per quarter beginning 2015, will empower them on opening up email accounts, social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc), internet packages including Google, yahoo search among others, The youth will be awarded certificates of completion after three months study to enable them acquire jobs in this competitive market

Long-Term Impact

The project will retain two youth who would have performed better to be permanent internet teaching staff. The project will charge a subsidized fee of $30 per youth for a full course to cater for certificate printing and to show a sense of commitment towards studies

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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Mpigi, Uganda

Funded Project!

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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