Build Computer Labs for Students in Tanzania

by AfricAid, Inc.
Jul 17, 2013

How universal is computer access?

These days, we walk into any elementary school or middle school or high school and computers are almost guaranteed to have some presence.  We grow up expecting to know how to operate a computer.  It is no longer a luxury, but almost a necessity.  However, this is not the global picture. 

In Tanzania, computer training / studies are not offered at all schools and often they are optional.  Therefore, it is only a rare few who grow up and learn how to access this digital world.  Computers can be used to expand our horizons and perspective beyond the four walls of the classroom.  They expand the meaning of learning and grant the users a global perspective.  Digital literacy is a crucial skill in the current job market and in order to be a competitive candidate these are necessary skills.  With this perspective, it is vital to be aware that not everyone has such access and availability to computers in this near digital age. 

Children in Tanzania lack many resources, including books and computers, but through this program established by AfricAid computer labs are granting access to this new world to those that are otherwise limited.  The labs we have introduced to Tanzania thsu far have been low-cost, low-energy NComputing Technology and we only hope to provide more!


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AfricAid, Inc.

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Maria Galter
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

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