Computer Lab Expansion Project
The objective of this grant is to enhance the capacity of a school's computer lab. Currently, the lab has 10 machines, and with the grant's assistance, an additional 30 machines will be acquired. Given the school's average class size of approximately 50 students and a total student population of 800, the existing ratio of 1 computer to 4 students is hindering progress in STEM subjects.
The grant will facilitate the completion of an unused room at the school to serve as the new computer lab. This entails upgrading the electrical infrastructure, providing seating and desks, acquiring a projector, and purchasing 30 new desktop computers. Upon completion, a training session led by a community counterpart will instruct teachers on how to maximize the lab's potential for STEM education.
This project is led by the school's principal who is recognized for his project management skills. Three years ago, the school hired its first computer teacher, but there was no dedicated computer lab at the time. Remarkably, within four weeks, the principal and the computer teacher designed and constructed the current lab on a small budget. The grant's expected impact is a substantial enhancement in STEM achievement across the school community.