Brian Ogwang (14) teaches kids in Kampala ICT. He wants to use his holiday to do the same to village kids, so they can connect to the city.
About the project
Children in Uganda can be no less imaginative than their international counterparts and the Village ICT Project helps ensure that children develop their aptitude in ICT, even in the most deprived areas, where creativity and inspiration is hard to find.
Brian is now 14 and has now taught hundreds of children the basics of ICT and has learned to programme and make web-sites himself. He has delivered training at the request of Kyambogo University in Kampala and teaches both adults and children how to make best use of their computers.
Brian is one of the young changemakers supported through the Butterfly Project, who have developed their own projects to create social change in Uganda.
He is now on holiday and he wants to use his break to travel to the remote rural area of Koro, where Chrysalis has another centre to inspire children to be changemakers. He needs $70 (approx £45) to make the trip (£15 has already been donated) and wishes to spend several days at the Chrysalis Centre Koro, which is 300km from Kampala. We'll take photos and give out feedback on how the local children react to the training.
In future, Brian hopes to set up specialist programming centres in different regions of Uganda, which can bring income to the more remote places, through developing graphic design intellectual property or programmes.
You can see more information about the Butterfly Project at http://cyen.org.uk, which teaches young people to be changemakers. Also, we are on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ChrysalisCentre.