Mobile Computer Lab

Computer knowledge is a big challenge and problem in our public primary school. Despite the computer lesson being conventional under the ICT policy for basic education of 2007, like the TEHAMA in Tanzania, but there is no competent computer teachers and/or no computer facilities for this lesson in many public schools. Primary school students complete standard 7 classes without even seen a computer and they are faced with challenges when they meet with other private primary school students, the "computer teachers" are not competent and do not have practical lessons and there are no computers in their schools.
Pen established a Mobile Computer Labs for Public Primary Schools that teach students and train computer teachers on Computer theory and practice; through this Lab we move from schools 3 days a week and conduct practical computer training lessons to students in public primary school and do Training of trainers to their computer teachers in order to teach the subject.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

- Reducing the computer education gap between public schools and private primary schools.
- To create quality education system to public primary schools that they do not get from the government.
- To boost the government and get their attention to reform/change the public school education system.
- To improve the quality of public teacher that teach our school.
- To create permanent computer labs for these schools so that students they can have full time practical studies.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

- We managed to establish 1 permanent computer lab for Kijitonyama primary school (public school).
- 25 public primary teachers have graduated from our mobile computer lab since September 2014.
- More than 600 public primary school student get access to use computer during there ICT lessons at their schools.
- We managed to secure a building that we created a public library and public computer lab so that students they can get more studies when there out of school.
- We got recognition from the local government for our project.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

We use different training methods that make students understand our training from the simple computer language and training games for pupils.

The program video tutorials that we use to teach by video so this helps them to learn even when they there at home.

Establishing permanent computer labs and train teachers gave us a way to leave the school and start with a new school that has no ICT accessories.

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

- We managed to establish 1 permanent computer lab for Kijitonyama primary school (public school).
- 25 public primary teachers have graduate from our mobile computer lab since September 2014.
- More than 600 public primary school student get access to use computer during there ICT lessons at there schools.
- We managed to secure a building that we created a public library and public computer lab so that students they can get more studies when there out of school.
- We got recognition from the local government for our project and what we are doing for the community.

CHALLENGES FACED

- The biggest challenge is that we have many invitations to these schools but we can not go since we have limited laptops to teach with.
- Electricity is another challenge many public school do not have power supply.

LESSONS LEARNT

We are the change of our community and we have to help the few we manage so that we can impact more and inspire other to come out the the community.

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Tanzania

CITY

Dar es salaam

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