Empower Youths Through Computer Skills Training

by Develop Africa, Inc.
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Summary

Proficiency in computers is an absolute requirement for success in today's technology-driven environment. However, many youths simply do not know how to use a computer and are 100% computer illiterate. This project is helping to change this by providing basic computer training to children and youths in Sierra Leone. This essential training is in great demand, providing a much-needed foundation and equipping them for future success.
$10,000
total goal
$4,781
remaining
66
donors
0
monthly donors
8
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. Naturally, being able to use a computer will put youths at a distinct advantage when they apply for jobs.

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. Computer technology is advancing faster than ever before. Knowing how to properly use a computer and navigate the digital terrain will help youths to keep life organized and streamlined.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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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