State of ICT - Program Justification.
Investing, setting up, and maintaining a computer lab for most schools in Uganda and Africa at large is quite a capital-intensive endeavor.
In Uganda, it is estimated that less than 10% of schools have well-stocked and functioning computer labs yet there are over 15 million school-going children.
It's estimated that only 5% of these children have proper access to computers. Thus, an estimation of about 50% of people that join Ugandan universities have not interacted with or do not know how to operate a computer.
This is highly attributed to a lack of access to functional computers from an early stage of education.
- By improving access to ICT equipment, mainly computers (Laptops), to schools and institutions that do not have the financial capacity to buy and maintain computers on their premises.
- By providing tailor-made digital skills training sessions for schools, universities, and other institutions.
Through ADAI, schools and institutions hire and pay for ICT education on demand. This system allows schools to pay for computers and skilled trainers only when they need them.
For example, after a school has been enrolled, they gain access to the program’s pool of ICT equipment and trainers on a rotational basis, i.e. School A uses the computers on Monday for training in all the classes, on Tuesday School B is scheduled to use them, and subsequently a different school for each day of the week.
In addition, school teachers acquire technology skills tailored to improve their work over the weekends and during school holidays. Thus, our shared basis access model.
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What our beneficiaries and partners are saying
Teacher - Kabami Secondary School
Thanks to this program, I learnt how to use a computer to send an email for the first time, I was also able to map my community on OpenStreetMap.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Interested in learning how the ADAI improves digital literacy through access to digital tools and developing open mapping skills in Uganda? Check out SDGs Today's storymap on how SDGs Today & OSM Uganda partnered on integrating #MySchoolToday into ADAI's curriculum.
OpenMapping Hub Eastern & Southern Africa
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
Through the OSM for Schools project, over 100 teachers have gained skills and tools to enable them to contribute to #OpenStreetMap, contributing to the growth of the OSM community of mappers in #Uganda. #OpenMappingGrants #QualityData
ICT Teacher - Kisoro Savior Secondary School
With your (ADAI) presence here, we can now teach practical lessons in this school. Students are enjoying the demostrations of practical work. The ratio of students to computers used to be 1:20 but now with the ADAI program the ratio has improved to 2 students per computer(1:2).
S.6 Student 2023-Kisoro Savior Secondary School
Ever since this program came to our school, every student has learnt how to click on a computer. and by now everyone at school has learnt how to use a computer. As a student this program is going to help me in passing the UNEB practical exams.
Head Girl 2023-Kisoro Progressive Secondary School
When they (ADAI) came, atleast I have gotten some skills on database publisher and I can design something using a computer. I can also use a map on a computer.
Based in Kampala is our dynamic steering team dedicated to harnessing technology and geospatial experience to design a modern curriculum. With a focus on global technology trends and development, and actively seeking resources & expertise to ensure students and teachers remain competitive in today's tech-driven landscape.
Jemimah Precious MukisaProgram Lead | Uganda
Head of operations across the country.
Prossy NamaleAdminstration and Finance Lead| Uganda
Head of finance and administration across the country.
Arthur MukunyaCommunications Lead | Uganda
Head of photography, videography and content creation of the program in Uganda.
Kigezi Region Team
Our incredible team endowed with Geospatial and ICT skills is covering the south western districts of Uganda. Working to close the gap of gender divide and access to technology for favourable competition of students and teachers in today's world.
Medius MahirweRegional Coordinator
Coordinates the programs in Kigezi region, South Western Uganda. Holds a degree of Accounting from Kabale University. She also has an experience of over 4 years working with geospatial mapping techniques to respond to projects that contributed to development of her comunity.
Patrick KyomukamaICT Training Lead
Leads training programs in Kigezi region. That entail ICT and Geospatial skilling of teachers and students. Holds a degree of Accounting from Kabale University.
Godon NowamaniICT Trainer
Supports the team on training that includes ICT & Geospatial Mapping and asset managment in Kigezi region.
West Nile Region Team
West Nile region is a community hosting refugees in Imvepi, Rhino Camp and Bidibidi refugee settlements in Uganda.Our incredible team endowed with Geospatial and ICT skills is covering the west nile districts of Uganda. Working to close the gap of gender divide and access to technology for favourable competition of students and teachers both refugee and hosting communities in today's world.
Dayan Amandu OgunuRegional Coordinator
Coordinates the programs in West Nile region. Dayan has experience of over 5 years in the geospatial industry training a couple of GIS users around Uganda during his time with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and MapUganda.
Inspired by the challenges in their education journey the co-founders put together their thoughts on how to curb the situation of low access to technology tools and leveraging the attained skills to empower theirs and surrounding communities closing the gender digital divide in STEM thus supporting the achievment of SDG 4 (Ensure Inclusive & Equitable Quality Education and Promote Life Long Learning Opportunities for All).