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Pupils from Kikandwa and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary Schools, in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono District Uganda are the current beneficialies of Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church Sponsored-NetSquared-Uganda Poor Rural Schools Computer Training Meetup. The children testified about the computer lessons currently conducted in their school by a KIRUCODO contracted  local partner called Maendeleo Foundation Uganda who utilizes Mobile solar-powered computer technology classes to reach out to poor rural schools which have no access to computer services due to lack of electricity.

Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas has been financially sponsoring this NetSquared-Uganda computer training Meetup since March 2014 as per these links indicate:

http://wp.me/pHagH-l8  and http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Uganda-Nonprofits-and-Technology/

Watch the following Eight Videos Below:

(1) Kasozi Paul video (10 years old of Kikandwa C/U Primary School) (more…)

Russia’s policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctionsNSA spying and GPS cooperation aren’t resolved to its leader’s satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the “Baikal” processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms. An interesting twist, however, is that the Baikal processor is actually based on an ARM (Cortex-A57) design, which means the East / West divorce isn’t quite as complete as it might sound. It could also mean that many Russian bureaucrats won’t get the chance to be a Mac or a PC: they’ll have to use some sort of ARM-compatible, presumably Linux-basedoperating system instead.

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Last year, we submitted a project (Computer Training For Poor Rural Primary Schools) to the Global Giving Winter Fundraising drive and we were able to attract cash donations worthy $150 from three donors under NetSquared global network. Our target was to raise $1,500 to support 50 pupils in each of the two schools we had selected for three academic terms (three months for each academic term). After deducting Global Giving charges, the remaining funds were wired on to our Organization account here in Uganda.

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The field of robotics is zooming past the lumbering assembly line machines of today, quite literally with machines that can run, jump and climb. But the new breed of robots uses vast amounts of data about the world in addition to their high-tech motors, springs and sensors.

That’s likely why Google (GOOG) is getting into the business. The search giant last week bought Boston Dynamics, marking its eighth acquisition of a robotics company in the past six months, the New York Times reported over the weekend. But while Google’s previous acquisitions were companies that made bits and parts of robots, the Boston Dynamics deal makes clear that Google’s true ambition is human-like robots interacting with ordinary people.

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This is how it is done right outside classroom under tents or tree shades

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From Febuary 2014, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) in partnership with Maendeleo Foundation Uganda will be extending Mobile Solar Computer classes to Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary school. Both schools are based in rural communities of Mukono District in Uganda and they lack electricity and a great number of things for proper learning of their pupils. Based on the innovative solar technologies that Maendeleo Foundation Uganda utilizes, the pupils of the two schools will be able to be trained in computer skills right at their respective locations.

By donating $5, you will be able to  help a pupil to attend computer lessons for three months (academic term) or $15 for the entire academic year of three terms. In the first phase of our partnership, we are planning to reach to 50 pupils in each school which total to 100 pupils all together and which will cost a total of $500. The whole academic year (three academic terms) will cost a total of $1,500 If you are interested in supporting this project, just drop us an email at kruralcommunitiesdevorg@yahoo.com and we shall be grateful for your support to help rural poor schools to have access to technology within their vicinity.

Thank you

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Some of the target pupils of our choice. Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School during one of their class lessons

Date and Time: 10 October 2013 From 08:30 to 06:00pm

Location: Maendeleo Foundation; Butebe, Mukono Municipal Council

Contact: Phone: +256-712-848448; Email: robkib@gmail.com

Looking for, Identifying, Linking with and coordinating collaborations easily and cheaply with potential donors and groups worldwide has always been a great challenge to majority of rural community Development Organizations in Uganda and Africa in general. On the other hand, the utilization of modern communication tools that are mostly hosted on the internet has always been hindered in rural communities by lack of: connectivity and electricity, access to affordable ICT equipment and technologies, among others.

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