BENEFITING: VISIONS MADE VIABLE
Since I am a first generation educated male from this community and now teaching at Kenyatta University in Kenya after acquiring my PhD degree at Arizona State University, I felt the need to be a role model and mentor of these students and teachers. When I visited these schools recently, I found that teachers cannot access internet and are not current with emerging information from the country and internationally as they lacked access to resources where they can access information nationally and world which is critical in improving their teaching skills. Consequently among many projects I would pursue in schools, I picked computer literacy as a starting point.
This area although, it has no electricity since independence in 1963, has the potential for solar energy, which students use currently for studying at night, although in very limited supply. I am hoping that funding for solar energy can be obtained from the community to power the computers. I am envisioning a community computer literacy project which can serve a number of schools in the locality because students can be making trips from their schools to the computer lab, learn and then return. There will also be a library equipped with textbooks and other reading materials to go along with the computer literacy.