- 2 Schools
- 1 Community Centre
- 300 Learners
- 24 Adults
The Digital world has changed the way people work, communicate and live. In order to remain competitive and be employable one must, at the very least, be computer literate. Without the basic knowledge and ability to utilize computers and related technology efficiently, you are at a disadvantage. Unfortunately, rural communities lag behind their urban counterparts because of their lack of computer skills.
The main purpose of the LFAF Computer Outreach Project is to address this imbalance by…
- Providing technical, hardware and software support to rural schools in delivering e-learning centres to their learners.
- Establishing community e-learning centers that provide Basic Computer literacy classes to adults.
The expected outcomes of this project are to empower communities by …
- Improving the numeracy and literacy skills and the academic achievement of learners
- Promoting the chances for further studies amongst learners
- Improving access to technology and resources
- Reducing poverty and increasing employability
- Building the self confidence levels of participants
Currently the LFAF has established the Computer Outreach Project in Suurbraak and Buffeljags River in the Western Cape, SA.
Due to the success of our other outreach projects in the rural areas, the need for computer literacy classes in the Suurbraak Primary school and Mullersrus Primary was brought to our attention. It was investigated and in September 2020 we launched the CBOP (Computer Basics Outreach Project). We are proud to be associated with these schools and this project that will bring hope and change lives.
The purpose of the program:
- Bridging the digital divide in rural areas is much needed as it is another way to sustain communities and empowering young people.
- A search for the best programs led to the CAMI educational software systems. Cami has been at the forefront of developing and delivering high performance electronic curriculum content since 1984. The company created their unique practice software to help learners acquire and develop new skills. Since then, the programs have continually been enhanced and updated to keep up with the latest technology. See www.cami.co.za
- Highly effective mathematics and perceptual skills programs are now being used in the classroom.
- The Cami programs allow for individualised learning, which means that learners progress at their own pace and on their own level. Learners are able to practise material until they understand it.
It speaks for itself that all learners can only benefit by becoming computer literate. The enthusiasm of the children as they demonstrate their newly acquired skills and the pride of the teachers as they guide their charges through a Cami lesson, are very encouraging.
Grateful teachers speak highly of the project and how it will enhance their teaching and learning. Happy principals emphasize how the Light from Africa Foundation is making an investment in the lives of the children that will better prepare them for a world where computer skills are so essential.
This project will no doubt establish itself as one of our key projects in the rural areas.
We have also been able to offer the first of many adult computer classes in Trust House in Suurbraak during this past term. The certification ceremony last week saw some very proud participants. The opportunity to present this course for adults has been a long overdue need in Suurbraak. Free internet and support was donated.
We are confident that more people will enrol for the future programs.
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