Computer Aid International

Closing the Gap in Sierra Leone

This program will provide 10 primary and secondary schools in Sierra Leone’s Moyamba District, with IT learning facilities for the first time. This will enable up to 12,000 students in the next 3-4 years, to gain access to 21st century skills and secure skilled employment in later life.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 July 2016 to 12:00 AM, 1 June 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069256)

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Situation

Sierra Leone suffers from poor infrastructure and low education standards especially in rural areas. Educators face strained and demotivating teaching conditions; the pupil to teacher ratio (50:1 in Moyamba), means that classrooms are overcrowded. A lack of training and teaching materials makes it difficult to keep students engaged in school. Only 60% of students are the right age for the grade they’re in makes talk-and-chalk pedagogy impractical in with large and varied classes.

Solution

This project will help schools otherwise overlooked to improve their teaching, learning, educational management and enabling students to access information. Computer Aid has selected 10 institutes in Moyamba (an area with high illiteracy and some of the highest pupil teacher ratios), to benefit from the project and we are working closely with our local partners Njala University to deliver teacher training and enable free internet access to each schools.