Buyonge school has tremendous potential from a digital skills perspective. The headteacher has been eager to provide computers for the past few years as students will benefit from the potential job opportunities created by digital skills whilst staff can improve school administration. Most students come from an impoverished background and have limited access to any device at home.
The school currently own only 2 computers, both of which are used by staff members. The school have infrastructure but are lacking the funds to purchase 5 computers. Without computer literacy, students are confined to a life of agriculture, Boda Boda driving (driving dangerous motorcycle-taxis mostly occupied mainly by students who feel that it is the only way to make a living) or housewifery.
We would convert one of the free classrooms into a computer lab by adding 5 computers and manuals for common applications and troubleshooting guides. It would also help with the implementation of ICT as another subject in the curriculum by potentially providing textbooks or course fees. This was found to be a priority in the eyes of students and staff.
This will help school leavers widen their scope of career opportunities by opening up the services sector. Students can research the requirements for college and other post-secondary opportunities and obtain more learning resources leading to better educational outcomes. Additionally, students have a better awareness of the world around them. School administration efficiency is also enhanced.