The internet and other technologies have made the world an increasingly global community and continue to facilitate the exchanges of ideas,information and skills across geographic distances. Providing computers will help level the palying field for disadvantaged persons/students in Kenya and position them to better contribute to the development of the nation.
This program aims to close the technology gap by providing a free computer suite/lab (25 to 40 computers) to schools that VoDA is in partnership with.The program involves the following:
The labs will will need computer experts/teachers to provide training and ongoing support.This will help to maximize the benefit of these computer labs.This will be an ongoing exercise.
VoDA believes that to unleash the poverty chain from developing countries, it is essential that effective programs are developed in rural areas so that young people have a reason to stay in their rural communities.
This "reverse migration" concept will encourage young people to stay in the rural areas and create or participate in programs designed to create self-sustaining communities while avoiding the urban vices of overpopulation,unemployment,disease and crime.
VoDA has developed and implented technology,education and entrepreneurship programs that utilise open and distance learning to create socially and economically viable communities in Africa.
VoDA's model is simple yet powerful.Our programs dont begin with just the basic technology.Our programs are designed such that participants learn to use technology and then apply the tools they have learned towards solving social problems within their community.
These may vary from health,eduaction to intiating online businesses(e -commerce) that provides economic sustainablity in their communities.
We believe that effective learning is based on processes that are people driven and collaborative.Our community based programs are structured to:
Who We Serve
At VoDA, we believe in the extraordinary potential of our beneficiaries living, working or schooling in disadvantaged communities. We envision a world in which they are equipped with adequate tools and resources that prepare them to confidently compete for 21st century opportunities.
VoDA recognizes that technology is not going to solve the problems of these communities, but it is a tool that can be used to help bridge social and economic obstacles. To this effect, VoDA's programs first teach participants first to recognize and speak out about what challenges that exist in their community and then demonstrate how to research, document, and disseminate information about these challenges.
If during this process, technology is identified as an enabler, it is introduced.VoDA's programs focus on partnering with the youth and women in rural and low income communities so that they can better participate in the digital economy.