Tender Grassroots Partners with Tech For Changes.net to Increase Computer Literacy in Uganda

Tender Grassroots (TGR) and Tech For Changes.net support increased literacy by launching the first ever computer literacy classes for students at Entebbe UMEA primary school.
Sixth grade students attending a computer class
Sixth grade students attending a computer class
ENTEBBE, Uganda - Oct. 6, 2022 - PRLog -- On Monday Sep 19,2022 TGR and Tech for Changes.net launched its first ever computer literacy program for students at UMEA Primary School (UMEA). Tech for Changes.net donated $1,500  and 6 new computers to UMEA for conversion of an unused room into a computer lab that will be used for computer literacy classes. These classes will be held weekly for a total of 7 hours in which students will participate in modules that educate them on computer basics such as system operations, utility of Microsoft tools (i.e. Microsoft Word), and utilizing the internet for research. This academic year, TGR's objective is to support UMEA's 6th grade class, currently occupying 98 students total, progress through the first module Tech for Change.net offers.

Prior to the pandemic, Uganda was classified as a low-income country that struggling with a learning crisis. Challenged with providing basic education for its students, ages 18 and under, Uganda has attempted to increase the literacy and numeracy levels but continues to face difficulty due to limited resources and staffing. This crisis became even more apparent and worsened amidst COVID-19, leading millions of children to be out of school. This deeply impacted rural communities where schools such as UMEA, were incapable of continuing their education for two years.

This generous contribution will directly improve the digital literacy levels for 1,367 students in the school with an expectation to contribute towards narrowing the current  literacy gap as most of the students did not attend classes for two years due to COVID-19.

We at TGR firmly believe that the future of education in Uganda is Tech, and we are beyond honored to have an organization who is equally as passionate about education to come alongside us and help us make a long- lasting change within communities like Kitubulu.

About TGR

TGR is a 501c (3) organization with a goal to provide Ugandan communities with the resources, knowledge, and skills that will empower them to end the cycle of poverty. We work closely with change leaders in Uganda to employ innovative health, education, and community interventions that will have a sustainable impact within Uganda. To learn more about our mission and current projects visit our website.

About Tech for Changes.net

Tech for Changes.net is a youth-led non-profit organization founded by Gabrielle Wong aiming to advance quality education and gender equality worldwide, especially for disadvantaged children in emerging low-income countries. Tech for Changes.net has partnered with other organizations in Cambodia, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria and has impacted over 600 students since its founding. www.techforchanges.net

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