"The Future is Here"
Educate Africa (EA) is a US-based nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) tax-exempt) with a mission to provide computer and computer accessories needed to establish computer labs in schools. We are laying the foundation for world-class education by promoting easy access to computers and computer accessories.
We also coordinate our effort with local schools, school districts, higher education facilities, and other non-profit organizations in receiving country to make sure our effort has a lasting impact on the student's life and their communities.
EA partners with public, private, and non-profit organizations in the US and around the world.
EDUCATE AFRICA (EA)
Laptops Donated to a University
Educate Africa (EA) has delivered 55 laptops to Wollo University.
We are pleased to be part of the rebuilding effort of Wollo University that was looted and damaged in recent war between a rebel group and the Ethiopian government forces.
The University website estimates the total damage close to 10 billion Birr (about $192 million).
Thank you for Joining Us
We would like to thank the Fredericksburg PC Users Group (FPCUG), a non-profit organization, for sponsoring the project and providing financial support towards the purchase and shipment of the computers.
Special thanks to Mr. Frank Fota , FPCUG Board Member, for donating his personal time to provide technical assistance.
We pledge to continue our support by providing computers and computer accessories to educational institutes.
We believe that one of the permanent solutions, not a temporary relief, to the economic challenges of African nations is a world-class education. Our goal is to be part of the solution and introduce technology as a means to improve the quality of education by establishing computer labs in Schools. Our effort not only provides students with the necessary life-changing educational experience but also substantially improves the quality of the available workforce. The students who choose to enter the workforce early without completion of their higher education will have the basic computer skills needed to function as a skilled workforce, playing a major role in advancing the economy of participating African nations. Our effort has a lasting impact on students, their communities, and the countries hosting us.
The primary challenge to improving computer literacy and the quality of education in Africa is the lack of exposure to computers. Families cannot afford to own computers and schools are subsidized to only provide basic education, without emphasis on the quality of education. Therefore, the introduction of computers in schools is an effective and efficient way of maximizing the number of country's young who gets early exposure to computer and computer education. To facilitate the transformation, we provide schools with needed resources and educational materials to introduce technology as a means to achieving a world-class education.
Our slogan “The Future is Here” emphasizes how far behind schools are when it comes to integration of computer and computer education into schools. EA is committed to not only introducing computer labs within these schools but to making sure the effort has a lasting impact on students' lives and the community.
WHAT WE DO
EA is currently reaching out to schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will continue expanding its efforts to other cities in the country. With proven concept and execution, EA will duplicate its mission to schools in other African nations. These schools are located within vibrant cities and suburbs with needed infrastructure and security to establish school computer labs.
We help convert existing classroom into computer lab, provide computers & computer accessories, and set up a school-based computer network. Students get an early introduction to what should be a basic educational tool and a gateway to unlimited knowledge. Our effort will significantly improve the educational system by introducing basic computer science education and hands-on computer application to students in high schools and middle schools.
EA holds fundraising events and similar activities for tax-deductible donations from supporters within US and around the world. Most, if not all, of the computers and accessories, are refurbished computers with new operating software purchased at discount from nonprofit partners in the US.
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Your SMALL financial support goes a LONG WAY.
TOPIC BASED READING
Listed below are research papers, reference articles, and interesting discussions on the topic of the use of computers or ICT
(Information and Communication Technologies, as referred in the below articles).
We will update the list and corresponding links as we come across other similar articles.
EDUCATE AFRICA (EA)
"PROMOTING COMPUTER LABS - ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME"