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Our new project in supporting students through technology

We are announcing that we have partnered with the Umunthu Plus Organisation, a Malawian community-based NGO, to help support and fund a new technology project

Access to computer studies and the internet is vital for students in today's digital world. A new project is set to start in Nkhotakota District, in 3 Secondary Schools and aims to provide students with the necessary tools and resources to enhance their computer skills and access to the internet.

Umunthu Plus organisation identified that Nkhotakota Secondary School and Linga and Lozi Community Day Secondary Schools had limited access to ICT services, leading to a higher rate of students dropping out of computer studies, with girls being the highest number of students dropping out of computer studies, with the main issues cited as a lack of resources and the difficulty of the subject. 

Providing computers and internet access, will reduce this disparity and students will be encouraged to enrol and pursue computer studies.

The project will involve setting up computer labs in these schools and providing students with access to the internet. This initiative aims to bridge the digital divide and ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn. 

With the increasing dependence on technology in everyday life, it is essential for students to develop computer skills at an early age, as it will help them in their future and their careers.

In addition to enhancing their computer skills, access to the internet will also enable students to: conduct research, access online resources, boost their performances and at the same time be able to communicate with others around the world. 

Furthermore, the project will also provide training and support to teachers to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach computer studies. This will enable them to create engaging lessons and provide valuable guidance to students as they thrive in the world of technology. Alongside this project at the start of May Primrose Msampha of Umunthu Plus started orientation sessions with students at Nhkhotakota Secondary School.

Written by, Precious Mtuwa, Malawi based Think Malawi Volunteer


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