Kindly Help me set up a small computer resource center to help students learn practically
Currently, in Tanzania student lean ICT or information, Communication and Technology theoretically. Students end up finishing their schools with no knowledge and without touching a single part of a computer. Most exams results are published online; to apply for high learning institutions such as college, universities and even high schools, a student has to apply online. Unfortunately, there no computer labs in all rural area to access networks. Children and parents have to travel about 40 to 60 KM or 25 to 35 miles away from home to access internet. A single internet café in towns with only 2 to 3 computers is filled with more than 10 people. So Parents and children have to wait over 2 to 3 hours to access internet or secretarial services.
A good thing now in Tanzania, power or *electricity* being installed all over the country even in remote areas. At least 60 to 70% of communities have power, so we dont have to worry about electricity.
Help me set up a small computer resource center library at least with 12 to 14 computers for a group of school children rotationally to come and learn ICT practically. Why children needs to learn computer lessons in a practical way. It motivate children, it develops and acquire ICT knowledge very quickly. Over 40 primary schools and secondary schools in the district do not have a single computer library, still computer and ICT lesson is taught in schools theoretically.
Who I am?
I am a self made entrepreneur and a volunteer at a local community based organization called Nurturing Community for Better Outcome, in Kyerwa district, and Kagera Youth Forum organization, in Bukoba district, Northwestern Tanzania. I previously worked for the World vision Organization for 6 years in Tanzania. I am a graduate of Southeast community college, Beatrice, Nebraska USA. While in the US, I worked part-time in the computer lab at college for two years, I periodically volunteered to clean and kept Beatrice town clean,
Here's what we do not have.
Unfortunately, while we have space (place to rent), computer teachers, and power, we do not have computers, UPS, internet, router and enough furniture.
So what I need?
I am looking to raise $4200 - to set up a small computer resource center for pupils or students to access computer lessons, basic skills on a regular basis and provide secretarial services to nearby community members for resource sustainability. many villages have no computer and internet access. they have to travel about 22 miles or 35Km to get internet and computer access. I do also appeal to those who have a will to make it so, to share this fundraising campaign with his friends, neighbors, Your little contribution will make huge impact. However, you can also donate a computer or anything related to computer.
What do you get for giving? We can offer two things.
We have got some great options for those looking to get something tangible out of their support. Anyone who gives over $100 will receive a hand-written thank you letter and will have their names, pictures, and students’, children and youth pictures imprinted on Tshirt that will be sent to supporters directly to their addresses provided.They will also receive Tanzanian DIY and Art made souvenir.
People who know me.
Matt Hagemeier, Radio Talent ([email protected]) 402 5202870, Beatrice, Nebraska, USA. Gibson Masayi,IT &Software expert, ([email protected] ) 315 3457306, 315 4268987, Syracuse New York, USA. Theo A. van den Elzen, Industrial engineer, Zeelandsedreef 23, 5374 RP SCHAIJK NL. GSM: + 31 (0) 613 800 597, Phone. + 31 (0) 486 462 591, E-mail. [email protected]planet.nl ([email protected] ) The Netherlands. James Frenske, Sweden, tel/whatsap +46793373650, Email. [email protected]. Dr.Donatus Mutasingwa. ([email protected] Tel. 1 6478322049.Toronto, Canada