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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…)

This one-day Pre-conference eventat 2014 E-Learning Africa International Conferencewas organized by NetSquared Ugandaand was held at Speke Resort on 28th May 2014 from 09:00am to 05:00pm in Kampala, Uganda. It was sponsored by NetSquaredand Techsoup Global.

The one-day NetSquared-Uganda workshop explored, shared live experiences and provided practical hands-on training in Developing Practical Skills in Blogging for selected 2014 E-Learning Africa Delegates. To learn more about the event please visit our Meetup Group at this Link. You can have a look at the event agendaand a one page presentation about NetSuqared Ugandaby NetSquared Uganda Local organizer.

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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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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

L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

L-R: John, Robert and Mr. Giacomo

This parallel session on the Raise of mFarmers in Africa (MOB25) was conducted during the recently concluded E-Learning Africa 2013 International Conference in Windhoek Namabia on 30th May 2013 from 16:45 to 18:15. The session was chaired by Mr. Giacomo Rambaidi of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) of Netherlands and two speakers managed to turn up for their paper presentations and these were John Gushit of University of Jos, Nigeria who presented a paper on “Facilitating the Optimal Utilization of Pesticides by peasant Farmers Using Mobile Technology” and myself (Robert Kibaya) of Uganda who presented on “Mobile Telephony Technologies That Support Communication and Fundraising Needs of a Rural Community Development Organization: A KIRUCODO Live Experience”. For more details about this session please visit this link.

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By Robert Kibaya, Director Communications Without Borders Ltd and Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization; P.O.BOX 705 Mukono, Uganda; E-Mail: robkib@gmail.com, Twitter: @rob_kib, Skype: rob_kib; Blog: www.ruralafricafacts.wordpress.com

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This is one of the interesting sessions that one has not to afford to miss! It will showcase live innovative practices from real practitioners on the ground based in different locations of the world.

Okay, just a little bit of this session:…..From the optimal use of pesticides to mobile banking opportunities for cocoa farmers, this session highlights a range of concrete examples of how mobile phones support small and large scale African farmers in facilitating communication and access to information.

You feel you can join us at E-Learning Africa2013 in the same room (Etosha) at Safari Conference Centre Windhoek Namibia this week on Thursday May 30th 2013 from 16:45 – 18:15 or follow remotely, just consider to utilize the following below:

  • You can follow on for the next four days @eLAConference, #eLA13, #MOB25 and #web2icm