Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Summary

Imagine not knowing how to use a computer! Many youths simply do not know how to use a computer and are 100% computer illiterate. This project changes this by providing basic computer training to children and youths in Sierra Leone. Proficiency in computers is a requirement for success in today's technology-driven, business environment. We are working to ensure that they receive this training and are fully equipped for success.
$10,000
total goal
$4,854
remaining
64
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Thousands of at-risk youths and young adults in Sierra Leone have never used a computer. Computer training is typically available at commercial institutions / schools, at a price that is beyond their reach. They do not have free access to computers or computer training. Through our training, youths become better qualified and are able to obtain jobs that they were previously unqualified for. This project helps bridge the Digital Divide and levels the playing field.

Solution

This project provides a learning environment with access to computer equipment, office applications and the Internet. Youths and young adults gain the needed computer skills for success. They are now able to secure better jobs. This training is in high demand and very relevant. Project also covers the cost of specialized / advanced computer training at other institutions.

Long-Term Impact

The project offers new opportunities for youths and young adults to become computer literate. They are now viable and competitive in the market place. They progress in their careers and rise above poverty. They contribute to national development.

Resources

SIERRA LEONE: "An idle mind is a devil's workshop"
UN Human Development Report - Sierra Leone
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
VIDEO - Empowering young adults

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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