Over the last month, our team have been busy with projects, donations and providing technology access to the developing world and the UK. Now that COVID restrictions have been relaxed, we have increased our activities abroad and in the UK, for example, at our Solar Learning Lab project in Mankosi, South Africa.
Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to and what your support has helped:
Students in Naivasha, Kenya have recently completed surveys as part of the Kenya Digital Schools project. These surveys are the first opportunity to capture data pertaining to students’ previous technology usage, challenges in their educational environment, and future education/career aspirations. These surveys will also capture information from students about the impact of COVID on their schooling.
As the project progresses, students will be surveyed again, with a focus on assessing changes that have occurred. A similar process takes place with both teachers and school principals.
AMEX Leadership Academy
Three members of the Computer Aid Programme team were nominated to take part in the American Express Leadership Academy, run by the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. The online academy ran over 2 weeks with participants from 9 other global organisations located in the US, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The academy allowed each organisation to map their main challenges and to construct solutions to these challenges. It also allowed each member to work on personal career development goals, identifying skills for improvement.
To find out more, click the link below:
We received IT donations from several UK companies in September, including recurring donors, Siemens, Telefonica, Dr Martens and Medical Protection Society. These donations included desktop computers, laptops, and monitors which will be data-wiped, refurbished, and sent to our partners in the developing world, or domestically to underserved communities. Any equipment that has reached its end-of-life will be recycled.
The continued commitment of these companies to reduce e-waste, promote the circular economy, and lessen technological inequalities allows us to continue our vital work both abroad and domestically.
To donate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.