African Schools Online ICT

Sustainable ICT Educational program

Making a difference

  • African Schools on Line - an educational program. Not just for Africa but Worldwide
  • Computer refurbishment courses available for secondary School curriculum
  • Sponsor a School and help shape the future

"African Schools on Line (ASOL)" is a proven comprehensive Computer - ICT program, aiding Overseas Primary & Secondary schools to educate & skill future generations. (ASOL Born in Africa, but applicable for worldwide usage)

ASOL is not just a process of shipping computers, but more. A complete package, enabling under resourced overseas schools to provide first time access to millions of children lacking even the most basic resources.

This comprehensive package including; Teacher training, Curriculum development and business planning to ensure development and self sustainability of the program.

African Schools and CfC are unfunded operations. CfC operates totally through the support of unpaid Volunteers and Trustees providing time and skills without charge

West versus the developing World!

A global disparity exists between Western and Developing World. The West representing 20% World population have access to health care, education, drinking water, electricity, etc . The 80% cannot say the same ... Some divide!

  • Surely children eager to learn and teachers dedicated to providing the best for their students deserve more, including encouragement and support. Hence the development of "African Schools on Line" in 1995 and "Streamline" in 2013 and more recently Vocational curriculum courses developed by CfC for use in UK & Overseas secondary Schools or Colleges ( Click these links for "Worldwide Advice & Support" & "Courses")

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European & Worldwide Advice, Support & Educational resources

European & Overseas Support

Overseas countries

  • African Schools - Secondary ICT Program

  • Streamline - ICT Guidance and support for Overseas Education Secondary Ministries
  • Also guidance and support for Overseas Prison Ministries to initiate / develop - Education, Rehabilitiation & Resettlement programmes

Computers for Charities provides wide ranging advice and assistance to Charities, NGO's, Government bodies, Church & Faith groups across the UK, EU and Overseas since 1994

  • We operate only by invitation. Providing initial advice and direction for established NGO's, Government departments and Church / Faith groups not just for ICT but varying areas of need
  • Offers impartial advice to projects and organisations across the World. i.e developing village tele health care in India, Prison education in Eastern Europe, Educational access for Child prostitutes and more...
  • Funding limitations are a fact of life. However our ethos has been to respond to need, and assist wherever practicable.
  • Please Note: In respect of IT hardware donations or support. Despite efforts to seek reviews of import restrictions, etc. Certain countries prohibit the importation of used electrical equipment or decline to waive import duties for educational equipmment or similar. Globally precluding access and benefit to millions of children and adults via such programmes.
  1. Streamline ICT support available to Education Ministries worldwide - Since 2013
  • Streamline - A resource freely available to Overseas Secondary Education Ministries & Prison Services
  • For many countries a legacy exists of uncoordinated donor support. Particularly for Overseas schools and manifested by the disparity of resourcing & curriculum. It's an all too familiar story of how can we balance and standardise ICT, curriculum and teacher training.
  • Streamline Identifies, Correlates and Coordinates your schools ICT development at Local, Regional and National level.
  • Streamline also provides guidance for Prison Ministries; Includes, Education, Rehabilitation, Resettlement
  • For more information or advice to how we can help you. Please Email Simon or call: +(44) 1323 848588

2. Accredited Computer Hardware Refurbishment course - NPA Level 4 award SQA More information (Click this Link)

This established course is suitable from Secondary level, includes full materials and is now available to Overseas Ministries of Education & Independent Schools seeking additional syllabus tools

  • Strong interest is being received, with meetings underway with a number of Educational Attaches in London based High Commissions. Keen to hear how this resource can provide wider educational benefits and skills for children in secondary or college education worldwide. Fully suitable also for adult education
  • This innovative Computer Hardware course providing practical and theoretical key skills in Computer repairs, Recycling, Health & Safety and more. Suitable as a Science or vocational subject for 14 - 95 year olds, providing a stepping stone to higher education and employment
  • More information. Click the Link or Call: Telephone +(44) 01323 848588 or email Simon

3. " African Schools on Line" a schools and community ICT program not just for Africa but operating Worldwide. Read the story Link

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People Stories

Hailsham, Albania, Uganda

People we assist

Whilst Computers remain a key part of the charities activities. Our core activity is working with people either directly through the organisations and projects we support or within the charity itself.

From workers in Romania, School children in Zimbabwe, Migrants in Calais, Offenders in Prison or the caller today making a general enquiry. Our slogan aptly describes the organisations ethos " Passionate about People" with our endeavours to offer security, acceptance and dignity to those we encounter.

Sadly capacity limits what can ideally be offered, however whatever the circumstances we try to give every one a chance.

  • Some successes and some failures

Bob is one such fellow. He was referred to us by one of the agencies and now attends of his own accord for around 12 months... His schooling was undertaken at a school for children with special needs, there he was bullied to the extent of having bricks thrown at him. As with all new volunteers, we ask that they write a short life history to help us get to know them better.

Bob has mental health issues, which have not made it easy to get a job. Still living at home, but then so is his older brother with parents now well into their 70's.

Bob writes about his volunteering at CfC. Saying " I like the fact I can get up in the morning and go to work like everyone else in this world. I am allowed to function as an individual and have found a new confidence and the ability to work with others. I used to be shy and was bullied, I wouldn't say boo to anyone" Nowdays its the opposite and a real job to stop him jabbering. Sadly for people like Bob, the outside world is not so caring and a lot more demanding.

  • Limited funding precludes us from providing paid employment. In addtion Mentors are needed to enable support and coaching opportunities to help these deserving folk reach potential.

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EU Students & Erasmus

Work Experience Opportunities Young and Older

Erasmus, Work Experience, Internships

Computers for Charities has ongoing experience of providing work experience opportunities for all ages 16+.

European Students are a regular feature at the Charities workshop, given our links with Colleges in Bavaria, Germany, Northern France and now Spain....

Julian and Jeremy featured in the photo are from Northern France undertaking 4 and 8 week experiences through the EU Erasmus program.

The Erasmus program seeks to provide work experience opportunities for students in other EU countries, improve language and cultural skills. More Information for students presented by former Erasmus students Stefan and Julien can be found on Youtube click this LINK

Other opportunities are available year round. For more information please get in touch or click this LINK

  • Contact: Telephone:+(44) 01323 848588 or email Simon

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