students at a primary school in Bushenyi take their first lessons on their new computers
All across Africa girls who are bright and wish to continue their studies are forced to leave school to
help their families. Often these girls marry when quite young and then have no chance to learn, so
the cycle of poverty goes on. UConnect will supply computers with offline e-learning training to
carefully selected partnering NGOs with projects supporting training for women. The e-learning content that UConnect has been distributing in East Africa contains offline open source e-learning in agriculture, child care and nutrition, general health, computer skills, business and accounting skills, plus the Kahn Academy courses for girls who might like to train to be able to enter university.
New project 2015 Life-long e-learning for girls and women.
The program will provide computers to NGOs that work with girls and women The project will also
allow for the girls and women to have the computers in their own homes if electricity is present.
Each of these girls can act as an agent of learning to her friends and neighbours since the courses are
open source she is free to copy a course to anyone else's computer or USB flash drive. Tests and certificates will be provided to partner NGOs and schools.The girls and women will be able to interact on a networking platform so that they may come to know each other and encourage each other.
Girls from Nabisunsa school participate in an ICT lesson
Students from Kashozi Primary School try out their new computer lab
This winning combination makes world class e-learning lessons affordable in Africa
The program will encourage and reward participants to use skills gained and their natural nurturing inclinations to better the lives of other girls in their communities. We want encourage life-long participation improvement of skills and social networking with others with similar goals..
UConnect needs your help
Our first container of 700 computers is on its way to Tanzania on the 24th. We have only made a down payment. We need support to cover the costs of shipping and clearing. It costs us $14 (£9) per computer which includes transport and clearing. That is $28,000 (£18,000) for the 2000 computers we have ready to send. Could you help us with a donation?
If you would like to support this project please use UConnect's bank details below:
Account name: Uconnect
Account number: 90588679
Sort code: 20-66-51
UConnect is a registered UK Charity No. 1059184
NGO Registered in Uganda
Contact: Lisa Stern
Students at a UConnect presentation in the north of Uganda show there enthusiasm to get computers at their school