1. This project aims at creating a Solar Mobile Computer lab to provide free ICT training for pupils in rural schools. These are schools with no power and pupils have never seen a computer before. The world has gone ICT. No child should be left behind. 2. The mobile lab will also be used in the Community centres to reach the unemployed youths with no skills to seek employment. This will enable them to seek employment, become self employed or further their education in ICT or other careers.
The schools in the rural Kenya do not have computers at all. Pupils have never seen a computer. The digital divide between the urban and the rural schools is therefore very wide. These same pupils from the village, are expected to compete on the same level with their counter-parts in the urban areas for jobs and other opportunities. Youths have missed jobs because of lack of these skills. Jobs are advertised online, interviews done online and responses posted online. Its a big challenge!
Our projects aims to go to the marginalised areas and communities. We want to use our Mobile labs to pitch tent in the villages. We will use solar panels to charge the computers and train pupils and the youths. We shall go to schools, and pitch tent in the community centres to train them. We shall impart skills that the pupils need to fit into the global community. We shall give practical skills to the use to be self employed or to seek employment in a bid to alleviate poverty amongst this group
We project that the project in the first year will train upwards of 36000 youths and pupils. The skills earned among the youths will enable them to obtain employment, impact on their areas of training, and boost their desire to pursue ICT as a career. We envisage that the various schools will be encouraged to ICT as a timetabled subject, and that some pupils will pursue it as a career later on in life. With youths finding employment, this will alleviate poverty in those marginalised areas.