The Wild Coast Schools Computer Literacy Project is based in rural schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Eastern Cape is historically one of the least developed areas of the country and the majority of rural schools are under resourced and under-staffed. In a modern world where computer skills are an essential part of life (and especially adult employment), children who are educated in these schools are missing out on the opportunity to break out of the manual and menial work environment because of this lack of skill and knowledge.
The Wild Coast Schools computer literacy project aims to equip rural school children with the experience and skills necessary to use modern technology, to enter the world of employment on an equal level to children who have had a more privileged education. Volunteers deliver computer lessons in one of our rural schools, or in our solar powered mobile computer lab, every morning according to a curriculum laid out by our project coordinator. In the afternoons volunteers take part in community development initiatives with local children. These currently include a sports development program two afternoons a week, a visit to a local orphanage, and a gardening initiative at the local school. These initiatives change over time to address issues faced in the local area. Evenings and weekends are free time.How each Eco Choice has been implemented:
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