ICT4D (ICT for development) is a project run in Huye, Rwanda, that exists to increase digital literacy among the school children and youth within the town. This is done primarily through hands-on workshops, where pupils in selected schools are introduced to word processing software, spreadsheets and are equipped with basic knowledge of programming languages; and training sessions, where young business owners are trained on the use of a wide variety of software to improve upon and enhance their efficiency and the sustainability of their businesses.
This winter, I would be volunteering on this project from 29th December 2019 to 17th January 2020, as an instructor and a peer mentor. I will live and work in Huye for this period of time.
My goal is to deliver value to these pupils and youth through creatively-structured lessons that cultivate long-lasting interest in this field. By fully immersing myself in their community, I seek to further understand existing barriers to such knowledge acquisition and to work together with them to overcome these challenges in a holistic way. Personally, I hope to encourage most of the students to take up courses in Computer Science and also to persuade the business owners to be intentional about their investments in technology.
Though I have raised enough to cover my air fare, I need $600 to cover my living costs which include transportation, accommodation, other personal expenses and insurance, at least a week to my date of departure from Ghana.
By sharing this message or by donating, you would be pushing me closer to realizing my dream of sharing my knowledge and skills with people who need them most and I will remain infinitely grateful.