Proficiency in computers is an absolute requirement for success in today's technology-driven society. However, due to financial limitations, many children and youths in Sierra Leone have no access to computers or computer learning opportunities. This project is helping to change this by providing basic computer training. This training is in great demand, providing a much-needed foundation to make one's self a valuable employee in a growing economy.
Tens of thousands of impoverished youths in Sierra Leone do not have access to computer training. According to the United Nations, Africa's has a technological gap causing economic deterioration because they aren't able to keep up with other developing regions, and the global marketplace has become increasingly competitive. Inexperience with computer technology narrows one's job market and economic opportunities.
Learning opportunities provided through our computer labs are helping to prepare kids and youths for success in our computer-enabled and connected society. Develop Africa provides access to technological facilities and the necessary training that will empower employment for disadvantaged individuals. This empowers them to meet their family and community needs. Through our training, bright young minds become better qualified for jobs that were previously unavailable to them.
Computer training is an effective long-term investment. It helps to eradicate poverty by enhancing education, broadening options and opening the door to new opportunities. It offers young people with computer experinece to an economic marketplace steeped in computer technology and related opportunities. This is helping to prepare African economies for our technology-aided world. By providing youth with computer skills, we uplift African communities.