WRAPA in Collaboration with ADOPT-A-CAMP, others, launch #Tech4IDP Project with Basic Computer Training for Teachers in North-East.
The Women’s Rights Advancement & Protection Alternative (WRAPA) in collaboration with ADOPT-A-CAMP, Omojuwa Foundation, Reliance Info Systems Limited, Daystar Christian Centre launched the #Tech4IDP project with the support of Google.org. The project kicked off with a basic computer skills training of teachers in the North-East region of Nigeria.
The objective of the project is to set up computer centres in 16 schools across three conflict ravaged northeast States – Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States. The project is necessitated in view of the how endangered education has become as a result of the continuous Boko Haram insurgency. The project is mainly funded by Google.org with 160 units of laptops and smart phones. Thirty-two (32) teachers, two (2) each from the sixteen (16) schools were trained on basic computer knowledge and were given smart phones to aid and improve communication among themselves. WRAPA actively supported this project with the establishment of two (2) computer centres, one (1) in each of Borno and Yobe States. The two computer centers named after WRAPA.
On the 18th July, 2018, basic computer training was conducted for the twelve (12) teachers of the six (6) beneficiary schools of Borno State in Government College, Maiduguri, Borno State. The training was declared open by the Director ICT, Ministry of Education, Borno State. On the 19th of July, 2018, the project team comprising of all stakeholders paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Education, after intimating him of the objective of the project; he conducted the official handing over of the computers and phones to the representatives of the beneficiary schools. The commissioner, on behalf of the state, expressed profound gratitude for this laudable intervention and promised efficient supervision and monitoring of the usage of the IT equipment. The Project team was also at Women day secondary school Maiduguri, a school for married women and single mothers which also offers adult literacy classes for women to set up the computer centre. The team presented the IT equipment to the principal. The Principal in her response, lauded the intervention and promised to ensure best utilization of the opportunity.
The training in Yobe State took place on the 20thof July 2018 in Government Girls college, Damaturu, Yobe State. Ten (10) teachers, two (2) each from five (5) schools were also trained on basic computer knowledge. The Director schools, Ministry of Education declared the training open with the message of stepping down the knowledge to other teachers and students in the respective schools of the participants. The project team paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.
At the end of the exercise, teachers who attended the trainings who are mostly computer teachers in their respective schools improved their capacity on the diverse and positive uses of computers.