Achievements

So far, we have been partnering with some children centres such as SHARE Tubasange of Kimisagara and CENTRE DES ENFANTS DE DIEU of Ndera. Because of financial means which have been a main challenge for us, we couldn’t provide the whole program, reason why we first started for the easiest and less expensive programs, such as big brother and sisterhood approach, through the mentorship program and group discussions on different topics relating on everyday’s life style, which is positively contributing a lot in their school success in terms of school results and behaviour change.

THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IS OUR NEW COMING UP COMPUTER TRAINING ACTIVITY

We share Student computer Training Description

Main Objectives
The two main objectives of this training are to have students equipped with high skills of computer literature; be able to use tools of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Internet, and putting away a fear of manipulating a computer and its device. Most of them have seen a computer or have touched it, but they are still feeling uncomfortable in using it.

Specific objectives

  • Students will understand general computer concepts
  • Students will understand basic computer components
  • Students know how to perform startup/shutdown
  • Students can use the mouse correctly
  • Students can perform basic keyboarding
  • Students will understand basic concepts of networking
  • Students comprehended essential concepts regarding the internet
  • Students can communicate with email
  • Students can browse and search for web pages online
  • Students can perform word processing and general application usage as taught.
  • Students can perform spreadsheets and general application usage as taught.
  • Students can perform presentations and general application usage as taught.
  • Students can understand document management, include saving file, finding a file and printing a file
  • Students can understand the basics for computer security

Strategies

There are a number of strategies will be set out in order of achieving the mentioned objectives: assessments (initial and final), presentations, exercises/discussions, quizzes, tutorials (handouts), and take away assignments.

Initial Assessment: Each new student took Computer Training Initial Assessment on the first day of training. The assessment, which is offered in French or English, is divided into three sections: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Internet (email). Students are required to edit a Word and Excel document to the specifications listed on the exam. They then have to save the changes they made to each document and send them via email as an attachment to the computer trainer. If they do not have an email, the assessment prompts them to create one.

The instructor then uses the results to place students in either the beginner group, or in the intermediate /advanced class group.

Students are placed in the beginner group if they:

  • Students are placed in the beginner group if they:
  • do not complete the test within the given timeframe;
  • do not complete the Microsoft Word section correctly;
  • do not understand the basic computer language on the exam or;
  • Demonstrate continued confusion during the assessment.

Students are placed in the intermediate/advance group if they:

  • demonstrate a high level of comfort concerning working with computers;
  • complete all three sections of the test within the given timeframe;
  • understand and are comfortable with basic computer language or;
  • Complete at least half of the given tasks correctly for each section.

Presentations: Classroom presentations will be used starting the beginning until the end of training. The computer instructor, with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, guides students through material necessary to using a computer. Classroom presentations will quite different both the beginner and intermediate group. it is also necessary to consider quick refreshment for intermediate/advanced students.

List of possible Classroom presentations/courses

Microsoft Windows

1.       Intro to Computers

2.       Computers and Software

3.       Computer Storage

4.       Document Management , Files and Folders

5.       Intro to Paint

6.       Word Processing and Keyboarding

Microsoft Internet

1.       Intro to the Internet

2.       Email and Browsing

3.       Internet Research

4.       Advanced Internet Research

Microsoft Office Package

5.       Word Processing and Keyboarding

6.       Introduction to Microsoft Word

7.       Introduction to Microsoft Excel

8.       Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Thematic Computer Workshops

9.       Laptop Maintenance

10.   Computer Security

Classroom Exercises/Discussions: The classroom presentations are mostly theoretical, and they only give steps to go through in order of doing tasks in programs. The instructor will give out typed exercises in order of letting students explore themselves computer applications according to what they learned from presentations. The exercises will be different for groups especially in Word and Excel programs.

Continuous Assessments: The continuous assessments are divided into two types. The first type will be quizzes which will be given in class in order of assessing the student’s understanding of computer terms and its environment. They will be almost related to the classroom presentations. All students will do the same quizzes.

The second type will be take away practices which will be given to be done in three days. They will be different in matter of formatting and layout. They will be almost related to the exercises done in class.

Tutorials/Handouts: Each new student will be given a copy of classroom presentations and tutorials for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explore. The beginner can receive handouts on the following topics

attaching a file, document management, Internet research and using the Find and Replace function.

Anticipated Challenges:

  • The perfect attendance
  • Computers performance
  • Language barrier