WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Uganda Computer Aid


Description

Uganda Computer Aid is an amazing initiative implemented by Musabe Foundation. Uganda Computer Aid is active in the field of Information & Communication Technology in the remote, disadvantageous region of the Rwenzori Mountaions bordering the Rain forests of Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda being one of the world's developing countries, it has limited technology , a high rate of digital illiteracy , Gender Technology Inequality, Technology discrimination of disabled children(Blind and Deaf). Uganda Computer Aid saw the need to impart ( I.C.T ) modern technology skills into all the Ugandans, the major target groups of this project were girls, women , disabled people and children with disabilities(the blind and the deaf) in the remote, disadvantageous region of the Rwenzori Mountaions bordering the Rain forests of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Project website

http://www.musabefoundation.ga


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 1: No poverty
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Coverage
  • Africa

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2016

End date

Not set


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • People with disabilities
  • Remote and rural communities

Replicability

Uganda Computer Aid has scaled the work of imparting ICT skills into Girls , Women, Disabled children(deaf and blind) . Uganda Computer Aid reaches to atleast 60 beneficiaries per month in the the remote, disadvantageous region of the Rwenzori Mountaions bordering the Rain forests of Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda Computer Aid covers 4 villages per month through it’s Mobile ICT OutReach Strategy of imparting Skills into Girls ,women and the disabled children(deaf and those having no hands, blind) .


WSIS values promotion

By imparting ICT skills in women, children and disabled people in Uganda .


Entity name

Musabe Foundation

Entity country—type

Uganda Civil Society

Entity website

http://www.musabefoundation.ga

Partners

1.COMPUTER AID INTERNATIONAL, United Kingdom 2.ST. CLAIRE WOMEN ASSOCITAION, UGANDA, EAST AFRICA 3.KASESE DISTRICT WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES 4.KASESE LOCAL GOVERNMENT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, UGANDA 5.EDUCATE AFRICA, UGANDA 6.KARUCAN INTERNATIONAL , UGANDA 7. CHALLENGES WORLWIDE, SCOTILAND , Europe