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Malawi | Let Girls Learn | Literacy Resource Center-Computer Room

Scharff, G.
volunteer from California
in Malawi
Group Photo

This project aims to improve computer literacy and education performance at a community school in rual Malawi. The Community Day Secondary School hopes to use a Let Girls Learn grant to purchase refurbished computers from a NGO located in the United States and install then in an already constructed, purpose built school block. With a fully equipped technology center CDSS will host computer literacy trainings conducted by a local community member with computer experience with the help of the Peace Corps Volunteer for several different target audiences, with a main focus on female youth. The project's prime objective is to improve computer literacy skills and examination scores for 20 secondary school girls, 20 secondary school boys, and 20 teachers. Beyond this, access to the technology center will allow for diversification of skill sets through access to electronic based resources for our target audience, and others, and ultimately increase employment opportunities and competitiveness in further education for those who attend our computer courses. The PCV will conduct training of teachers and local community members to become qualified technology instructors to ensure the sustainability of the project. During the construction of the now complete physical building, the community was active in contributing materials, transport, and labor. Overall, this project will help supplement education development though teacher training, with special interest at decreasing disparity in female education attainment.

This project has been designed to expand access to education for girls in Malawi as part of the Let Girls Learn Program. Learn more at letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov.

Your contribution increases the impact of Ms. Scharff, her fellow Peace Corps Volunteers, and their communities; and makes a brighter future possible for young women in Malawi.

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Give to Malawi | Let Girls Learn | Literacy Resource Center-Computer Room

funding completed
$9,394.33
total raised