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Siisi commented on NGO Mondo Digital Competencies Program

Hi Ashley! Thank you for encouraging words! So far we have only been working with one NGO in East Africa, that is Finn Church Aid (FCA).
Our aim is to partner with organizations who already work in refugee settlements/ refugee camps and ideally even have computer labs so that our program could be easily put in practice. But we are equally interested in partnering with private enterprises who could offer motivating packages for the best trainees (e.g. free web hosting; design support, online courses etc).
As of success stories, we only finished our pilot program in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in April. I was in Rwamwanja last week training new assistant teachers for the program and among them was one of the pilot group trainees! He is now employed as assistant teacher for ICT.
We also heard of many trainees opening up gmail accounts to their family members and friends. The other NGOs who work in the settlement often employ the fast learning and highly motivated refugee youth for the positions in their offices, but its required that they need to have a gmail account. Our ex trainees fill that gap with their skills now.
Please note that the majority of the trainees who participated in the pilot had never touched a computer, they did not own smart phones. Apart from the new FCA training centre there is no computer lab in the whole refugee settlement.

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Siisi commented on NGO Mondo Digital Competencies Program

Thank you Maari! :)

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Siisi commented on NGO Mondo Digital Competencies Program

Thank you Bremley Lyngdoh ! I will check through the idea you proposed and others!