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.
ADAI seeks to solve the challenge of low access
- 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.