Students and Community Get Training and Connect to the World at Candlelight School’s New Computer LabFriday, May 21st, 2010
Candlelight School was able to partner with local craftsmen to construct quality workstations to create a productive and private work environment and computer covers to protect the machines from dust. The concrete facility has been secured by installing metal doors and windows.
The lab is being integrated into the curriculum at Candlelight School, allowing students the opportunity to obtain computer skills that are essential for employment in Kenya. Candlelight School has brought in an additional instructor for the lab and continues to work with experts to refine the curriculum.
As a testament to the need for computer skills in Kenya, the lab continues to have several community members visit the lab after hours to receive computer training. Candlelight has been able to hire a night supervisor for the lab, which provides a vital service to community members at a reasonable price and provides valuable revenues to the school. Cyber cafes and computer training centers are very popular and profitable businesses in Nairobi, and Candlelight hopes to fulfill this need as the only such facility in the Matopeni area. So far this project has been a great success, and one that we hope to use as a replicable model for some of our other partners in Kenya.
Once again, thanks to our donors for their generous support of The 1010 Project and Candlelight School. Their contributions have undoubtedly improved the prospects for hundreds of hard-working and grateful students in Nairobi as they develop the job skills necessary to create a better life.
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