Project information

IT Classroom in a converted shipping container

The project aims to equip young people across Africa with vital information technology (IT) skills which will help them to overcome the limitations of the digital divide.
IT literacy will help to break the cycle of poverty for individuals by broadening employment and earning potential.

July 2015 - July 2020

Charity information: Computers 4 Africa (A Working Name of Digital Pipeline)

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  • Need

    Need

    It is evident that a majority of schools across Africa have poor infrastructure and purpose built computer suites are a distant reality. Buildings can be very basic, with little security, poor electricity supply and simple protection from the elements. This can limit education opportunities and reduce the life of IT equipment.

    Solution

    A classroom in a converted container will allow any school regardless of existing facilities to benefit from donated computer equipment. The children are keen and very eager to learn but without good facilities they fail to reach their potential and consequently their employment opportunities are greatly limited. A converted container classroom will give schools improved facilities in which to teach children these important and life enhancing IT skills.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The short-term goal is lifting African people out of poverty through access to IT.

    Activities

    » Through the provision of required IT resources such as computers and IT classrooms.

    Success will be supplying IT vital resources to schools in Africa, even to the remotest parts.


    Aim 2

    Our long-term goal is the improvement of African economies by investmenting in the next generation

    Activities

    » By providing an education in ICT to African children, African economies can advance into the information age and become self-sustaining

    Success will be increased employment and earning potential for all who have received an education rich in IT.


    Aim 3

    Provision of computers to remote communities that have no immediate hope to getting electricity.

    Activities

    » Through supplying solar powered classroom in 40' sea containers. The classrooms will be fitted with solar panels and equipped with up to 24 computers.

    Success will be IT classrooms powered by renewable energy sources.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Helping Africa Nations out of Poverty
    Our long-term goal is improvement of African economies. As IT progresses, developing nations, like most of those in Africa, are being left further and further behind. Our aim is to reverse that trend. By providing an education in ICT to African children, African economies can advance into the information age and become self-sustaining - but we need your help to do it!

    Risk

    There is a risk that we will not get enough funding for the project. We are dealing with this by actively engaging and inspiring the UK public to take action that transforms the education experience for children in underprivileged communities, whilst applying for trusts and grant funding.

    Reporting

    We will provide feedback reports to our donors in form of newsletters,
    e-mails, photographic evidence and etc. Additional reporting requirements can be discussed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 40' IT Classrooms Provides 2 40' IT classrooms in a sea container with up 24 computers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donations £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Deprived communities in Africa where the lack of access and training in IT is contributing to underdevelopment.

    Beneficiaries

    Schools and educational institutions in Africa who are currently hard pressed for vital IT resources. IT container classrooms will give communities, who otherwise would never have adequate infrastructure, an exposure to computers and IT training. In these communities, an IT trained individual can earn up to three times higher than the local average. This provides an income to lift the entire family (perhaps six people) out of poverty.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully converted two container classrooms which were donated to schools in Tanzania. Furthermore, over the past 10 years over 1.5 million students have accessed a computers and IT training across Africa; we are continuing to support local communities and organisations in their efforts to fight poverty through access to IT.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Computers 4 Africa

    We have a strong team with skills and expertise needed to carry out all aspects of the project and achieve the expected results.

 Container Classroom, Mandela School, Tanzania

Container Classroom, Mandela School, Tanzania

£55

provides training facilities for 20 individuals.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world .

Nelson Mandela