African Schools Online ICT

Sustainable ICT Educational program

Making a difference

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

"African Schools on Line (ASOL)"

A proven comprehensive Computer - ICT program. Developed by Computers for Charities and aiding Overseas Primary & Secondary schools to introduce and integrate computer access & Skills for future generations. (Born in Africa, applicable for worldwide usage)

ASOL is not just the process of shipping computers, It's much more. The full package, enabling under resourced overseas schools to provide first time access for millions of children, many lacking the most basic of resources.

Our package includes; Teacher training, Curriculum development and business planning and seeks to ensure continuing development and sustainability of the program.

The World Versus the Developing World!

We currently live in a world containing 195 countries and holding a total population of over 7 billion Men, Women & Children. Difficult to visualise! Of this number, 45% of all wealth is controlled by 1% of the population.

Add the East, West divide. With 24 Western Countries containing 20% of world population and able to access clean drinking water, health care, full education, etc. Whilst for the remaining 80% population the story remains markedly variable. In the UK alone 50% of wealth is controlled by 10% of the population, leaving 50% of the population to struggle at the bottom of the socio - economic ladder.

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

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European & Worldwide Advice, Support & Educational resources

European & Overseas Support

Overseas countries

Here to help! Computers for Charities provides free, impartial & wide ranging advice and assistance also to Overseas. NGO's, Government bodies, Church & Faith groups worldwide since 1994

  • Operating by invitation, we can offer initial advice and guidance to established NGO's, Government departments and Church / Faith groups not just for ICT but varying areas of need
  • Funding limitations are a fact of life. However our ethos is to respond to need, and assist wherever practicable.
  • Please Note: In respect of Computer donations. Import restrictions exist within certain countries, prohibiting importation of used electrical equipment, or may decline to waive import duties for educational equipment or similar.
  • Please get in touch and share you Vision

Existing Project support includes:

  1. 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. Computer Hardware Refurbishment Course

Suited for Secondary level Curriculum and Training Centre application. A flexible and established course, . Include full materials and available to Overseas Education Ministries seeking additional syllabus tools & NGO Training Centres

  • A flexible program, providing Practical / Theory skills to enable Computer Refurbishment / Repairs. Also suited in combination with other IT training i.e: Cisco / Microsoft
  • 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 for adult education / training
  • 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
  • Optional NPA Level 4 award SQA More information (Click this Link)
  • 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 encounter

Computers remain a key part of the CfC's activities. However, 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". Our aim being to offer security, acceptance and dignity to all 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 - Sussex

Bob is one such fellow. He was referred originally to us by a local agency and attends of his own choosing, being around 12 months... His schooling was undertaken at a school for children with special needs, there he was bullied to the extent of 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"

Nowadays 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 addition 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 offers Work experience & Intern Opportunities for ages 16+.

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

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

The EU 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 You Tube click this LINK

Internships & 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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