IT Schools Africa

e-Learning for Malawian children

To help improve digital literacy for students in Malawi.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1146157)

Campaign target

£10,752

Amount raised

£12,836

Donations

13

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

  • Nowadays for many jobs you need to use computers. They can help me to go to university, because I want to be a doctor.

    — Memory, Malawian student

  • I am so excited to use a computer as I am 18 years old and have never used one before. I can research about different topics and improve my grades.

    — Yolanda, Zimbabwean student

Situation

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, ranked 18 least developed country in the world (2013 UNDP Human Development Report). With the majority of the population living in rural areas and a literacy rate of only 66%, many students have never even used a computer before. Opportunities for further education and employment are poor as without digital skills students struggle to meet the requirements of universities or colleges and professional and technical jobs.

Solution

To help reduce the digital divide between nations by providing children in Africa the chance to gain an education in IT. Transforming a school classroom into a e-Learning lab, enabling the students to access digital skills, information and enhance their overall education.