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Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities
Computer Proficiency Creates New Opportunities

Summary

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 the much-needed foundation for future success.

$10,500
total goal
$1,951
remaining
155
donors
0
monthly donors
5
fundraisers
10
years

Challenge

Tens of thousands of impoverished youths in Sierra Leone do not have access to computer training. This has widespread ramifications affecting learning, research, the quality of education and business growth. Because of this computer incompetency, the job market, and their economic opportunities are considerably narrowed. On a macro level, this causes economic deterioration as African nations are not able to keep up with other developing regions.

Solution

Learning opportunities provided through our computer labs are helping to prepare kids and youths for success in our computer-enabled and connected society. Empowered with new technological competency, they perform better in school/college. At their jobs, they are more valuable and productive. Bright young minds become better qualified for jobs that were previously unavailable to them. This empowers them to meet their family and community needs.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org/​fawe/​home
Students Receiving Computer Training
UN Human Development Report 2015

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$8,549 raised of $10,500 goal
 
181 donations
$1,951 to go
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