ICT Educational Program - African Schools Online

Developing Sustainable ICT models

ICT access for World Schools "African Schools on Line (ASOL)" a model that works!

African Schools is a proven comprehensive ICT Educational program. Developed by CfC to aid overseas Secondary & Primary schools gain access to first time ICT. Whilst offering suitable support for higher level development. (Born in Africa but applications worldwide)

ASOL is not merely the process of shipping computers, but more. Our package enables under resourced education systems to aid the millions of children, lacking access to the most basic resources taken for granted in the western world.

AIM:

To provide initial sustainable ICT access for Overseas Primary & Secondary Schools in remote and poorest regions Worldwide.

The Package:

Not just the supply of Computer systems but all resources required for sustainable development. Including Teacher training, Curriculum development, business planning, etc .

Western World versus Developing World!

Currently our world contains 195 countries with a total population of over 7 billion Men, Women & Children. Within this number 45% of total wealth is controlled by 1% of the population.

Add the East, West divide. 24 Western Countries containing 20% of the world's population, but able to access clean drinking water, health care, full education, etc. For the remaining 80% the story remains so different.

Surely children desperate to learn and teachers desperate to teach deserve better!

Hence the development of "African Schools on Line" in 1995 & "Streamline" in 2013. More recently Vocational curriculum courses developed by CfC for use in UK & Overseas secondary Schools & Colleges. Computer Hardware Refurbishment, etc. Click LINK for Courses

( Click link for "Worldwide Advice &Support")

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Advice, Support, Educational resources for Europe & Worldwide

Europe & Overseas Support. Get in touch!

Here to help!

Computers for Charities provides advice and assistance to ONG'S / NGO's, Government bodies, Church & Faith groups UK & Worldwide since 1994

  • Not just I.T but varying areas of need or development
  • Funding limitations are a fact of life. However our ethos is to respond to need, and assist wherever practicable.
  • Please get in touch and share you Vision
  • NB: Import restrictions do exist within varying countries, prohibiting importation of used electrical equipment or Import duty free exemptions (Please check before making contact)
  • Please Note: Computers for Charities operates a vetting process for all New Overseas Enquiries. Requirement: Country site visit by CfC, Organisation skills and people analysis before offers of support can be considered.

Our 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 schools ICT development at Local, Regional and National level.
  • Streamline also provides guidance for Prison Services; 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

Teaching Materials Available from Computers for Charities include

  • Course Overview, Course Criteria, Workbooks Units 1 -7. Hard Copy Only.
  • Please Note: Income raised from sales of materiials, directly assists Secondary education in developing countries via our African Schools on Line program

Suited for Secondary level Curriculum and Training Centre application. A flexible and established course, Includes full teaching materials and now available too Overseas Education Ministries seeking additional syllabus tools & NGO's operating Educational or Vocational Training Centres

  • A flexible program, providing Practical / Theory skills to enable Computer Refurbishment / Repairs. Also suited in combination with higher level IT Training i.e: Cisco / Microsoft
  • Strong interest has been received, including meetings with London Based Educational Attaches, keen to see & 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 via this Link

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

4. New: PAT Testing Course (Portable Electrical Testing) 3 hour course, enabling electrical safety testing of small electrical appliances.

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We are "Passionate about People"

Locally, Nationally & Worldwide

CfC is "Passionate about People"

Directly or through the organisations and projects it supports

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 to offer security, acceptance and dignity to all we encounter.

Whilst capacity limits what ideally can be offered, 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 by a local agency and now attends of his own choosing. His schooling was undertaken at a school for children with special needs, he was bullied to the extent of having bricks thrown at him by his peers. 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 with his older brother and 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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Volunteering Opportunities & Erasmus Placements, Interns & Work Experience (Eastbourne)

Work Experience Opportunities Young and Older

Computers for Charities offers, Volunteering, Erasmus placements, Work Experience & Intern Opportunities age 16+.

Eramsus

Providing European Union Students Work, Language & Cultural opportunities. Ersamus students have been a regular feature at the CfC's Sussex workshop for many years.

Providing a welcome to college students & mature students from Bavaria, Germany, Northern France and Spain....

Julian and Jeremy featured in the photo came from Northern France. Ersamus placements range from 4 to 12 week experiences.

The EU funded Erasmus program is an excellent program, which regardless of Brexit we hope will continue for years to come. We welcome enquiries from colleges across the EU and Locally to UK colleges seeking work experience opportunities for students.

Information for any potential Erasmus student or college, interested in a placement with CfC. Please check this presentation by former students Stefan (Germay) and Julien (France) on You Tube click this LINK

Internships & other opportunities are also available year round. For more information please get in touch or click this LINK

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