Solar Computer Lab Project

  • Education
  • Technology
  • Uganda
This project is led by Jacob Riley, a Volunteer from Indiana

This grant will fund the installation of solar panels at the local school and the creation of a computer lab in the school library. The solar panels will provide the electricity for the computer lab to operate which will give opportunities for pupils to increase their digital literacy. To monitor their progress, pupils will take proficiency tests on their computer skills at the beginning and end of the year to show what they have learned and to measure the impact of the new computer lab.

This grant activity was identified as a community-initiated need by way of public survey as well as the many one on one conversations with community members. The community counterparts have demonstrated their commitment to this project by supplying roofing materials and by working with a local company to determine the pricing of the solar panels and computer lab equipment.

Following the installation of the computer lab, all the teachers will undergo a training to equip them with the necessary skills needed to use the new technology. They will also learn how to create lesson plans that include research and other computer activities for their students. In addition, the PCV and their counterpart will support teachers by developing a curriculum to teach computer skills to the students. This will begin with introduction to computer basics like typing, how to conduct research and how to use MS Word and MS Excel.

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