Project #7869

Computer Labs for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Jun 8, 2012

Dubai Women's College Donates 15 Computers

Dubai Women
Dubai Women's College

We pleased to announce that inABLE has opened our second computer lab in at Thika High School for the Blind. This high-tech resource offers advanced computer program courses to the students who graduated from Thika Primary Computer Lab for the Blind.

This program expansion became a reality when the Dubai Women's College decided to do something great to help the visually impaired students in Kenya. They took it upon themselves to ship 15 brand new flat panel computers together with one printer.

With the vast educational resources generously provided by Cisco Network Academy, the new computers are networked to provide limitless educational possibilities via the internet.The high school computer lab with closely follow the Cisco Network Academy program so that students who complete the Cisco program have the relevant IT Industry skills to improve their employment options.

 At the grand opening celebration, the Board of Governors Chairman for Thika High School enthusiastically thanked the computer lab sponsors in attendance, including the Rotary Club of Thika, Cisco Management Team, Dubai Women's College and inABLE.

Thika Primary School for the Blind teacher Christine Kayathi demonstrated how a blind person uses Cisco IT Essentials, which involves “hands-on” activities. Everyone in attendance was amazed to see Christine assemble a PC without any sight assistance. Some even just shed tears of joy at the accomplishment.

Cisco Manager Hital expressed her joy and happiness by saying “Christine is our heroine.” Hital went on to explain that this is the first Cisco Network Academy for the blind in Africa and that Cisco will give it all the support it requires. She also invited to take Christine to attend an IT Essentials instructor’s course.

The final remarks were made by the school Principal Mr. Jotham Makokha who said “We are happy to have this kind of computer training in our school and more so to have the first Blind IT Technician in Africa - Christine Kayathi".



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Location: atlanta, Georgia - USA
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Project Leader:
Irene Mbari-Kirika
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Atlanta, GA United States
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