Malawi is a small country in southern Africa. Malawi is a landlocked country that is dependent on agriculture and tourism for its economy. Because of this, many find it hard to make a living or to even achieve their dreams outside of this scope. Malawi relies haevily on foreign aid to keep up its services. This continues to perptuate the chronic cycle of dependency and currency devaluation as well as stifles the the local economy by reducing innovation.
What does my project aim to do?
Well, we cannot fix everything that is wrong here. And we shouldn't. The age of constantly bandaging problems is over in my view and the age of equiping people with tools to bandage their problems and address their needs is here. Because of the position that Malawi is in, I see technology as a way to help improve lives and create self sufficiency.
Not in the consumation of technology, but in the innovation of new ideas. Because of the uniqueness of the people as with everywhere on the world, they have the ability to bring a unique aspect to the technological world.
Now the problem here is that this is getting nowhere since most of the schools have no electiricity and even more still have no computer, laptop, tablet, etcetera at their disposal. This is creating a huge gap in the tech education of Malawi when compared to the rest of the world.
In talking with many kids and teens here, they are fascinated by the array of technological devices as well as how they work. They are excited by the thought of even learning how to use or even create using these devices. But their dreams are cut short by their poverty as well as their inaccessibilty of either using them or learning more about their inner workings.
This project aims to bring free beginner courses as well as advanced courses for those who excell. Eventually it will lead to an advanced academy of application and development training that will give those who have the will and innovation to attend. These classes will be offered for free and will encourage villagers and those in poverty to reach out to advance their studies.
But firstly, it aims to purchase 4 laptop computers. I have already donated my home to be a classroom setting and will start out with eight students sharing the 4 laptops.
For those who reach out and support this initiative, we will have online webcasts of classes in session (whatever our networks can support), and will enable the class to share their learning experience with those who make it possible to happen. This will make it fun for students and will allow you to interact with the class in session.
I sincerely thank those who support this and feel free to inquire at your will.