ICT training to promote community development.

ICT training to promote community development.

offer the possibility of using computer facilities in order to train the youth and improve the quality of their education, and acquire ICT.

Unfortunately this project was not successful


On 26th Oct 2016 our project closed



ICT Training
The courses of computer directed by JSO animators will involve the young people of the community of Jamestown and the women who cannot be admitted to similar courses because of the age, the cost and the level of education. This program of computer science will be the only one existing in the zone of Jamestown. The number of beneficiaries will target a particular part of the population, on average 72 youngsters and 50 women. The center will also offer the possibility of using computers facilities in order to train the youth and improve the quality of their education, and acquire ICT skills for all the beneficiaries of the center.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The areas of intervention of this project are located in James town, on the outskirts of Accra. People living in these areas are in condition of extreme poverty and consequently they have no possibility to afford the costs of basic needs, such as shelter, education, healthcare and food.

The majority of the families have an average number of six children per household and they struggle to survive by doing odd jobs. Therefore, all the family incomes are basically oriented to first needs and in most cases they cannot afford the cost of school fees for the children. In the case of a family that can afford the cost of the school fees, most of them don’t have money to purchase school materials like exercise and text books. As a result most of these poor families choose very simple and poor but affordable schools for their children. Children from poor families attend schools that have no libraries or opportunities for research. Yet these very children are examined together with the rest of the better off children who have access to good schools with all the necessary facilities. The extreme consequence of this is that the children that are in need of a scholarship to continue their studies, are the ones without possibilities to obtain it. The opposite is true, that it is the well-off children who after attending very good schools perform better and are eligible for free higher education at university level.
For the children from these poor families who succeed to be in school, continuing with the education, it is still a big challenge. This is because many of them drop out (stop) due to other reasons such as family needs. For example: many girls stop going to school in order to take care of the sick parent at home or boys to do some work to support the home. By the time such a child is free to go back to school it is no longer possible to continue with the regular schools. The only options are entrepreneur and vocational skills training. However, the cost of entrepreneur and vocational skills training that could be considered as a middle solution between work and school are still beyond the means of many poor families living in these slum areas.

Illiteracy has negative consequences on the whole family, for reason being that a parent who has no formal education is not able to get a good job and not able to pay the school fees for his/her children. Unfortunately the same parent cares very little about the size of his family thereby creating a vicious circle of poor families transmitted from generation to generation.

ICT Training
The courses of computer directed by JSO animators will involve the young people of the community of Jamestown and the women who cannot be admitted to similar courses because of the age, the cost and the level of education. This program of computer science will be the only one existing in the zone of Jamestown. The number of beneficiaries will target a particular part of the population, on average 72 youngsters and 50 women. The center will also offer the possibility of using computers facilities in order to train the youth and improve the quality of their education, and acquire ICT skills for all the beneficiaries of the center. thus our future leaders and to all their families. As such, this project to request for your support with the amounting of 9000 pounds to run professional ICT training to promote community development.