SUPPORTING IT LITERACY IN SCHOOLS 

Phase 1 - completed May 2021

The Problem

1. Students in Zambian schools need access to computers to learn skills to help secure a livelihood

2. There are some computers in schools but many are broken

3. There are dedicated teachers but they lack basic maintenance skills to fix computers

The Solution

1. Use local experts to train teachers to mend existing, broken, computers

2. Provide additional reconditioned computers

3. Provide a local maintenance 'helpline' and parts fund to keep computers in working condition

The Delivery

10

Schools

30 additional, reconditioned computers supplied  to participating schools

32 teachers trained to fix computers

40% computers mended

"We are now able to service our own computers. Some of the things we thought were difficult to mend turned out to be fixable by just blowing out the dust! After the workshop we mended a further 2 or 3 back at school all by ourselves." Jockey Mulenga, Section Head ICT, Mungwi Tech School 

FUNDING AND DELIVERY PARTNERS for the project

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Fact Check

1. Of the 10 schools we worked with the ratio of working computers to students varied from 1:8 to 1:136 (May 2021), now the ratios are 1:8 to 1:45.

2. Each school brought a car load of broken computers to the workshop - 40% of these were fixed on the day with many more being fixed subsequently

3. The percentage of broken computers at each school fell from 19% to 3% as a result of the training and new computers supplied

Phase 2 - Scheduled for December 2021

20

Schools

46 additional, reconditioned computers to be supplied  to participating schools

40 teachers to be trained to fix computers

Target  40% computers mended

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FUNDING AND DELIVERY PARTNERS for the project