Ceesay Nursery and Primary School

Ceesay Nursery and Primary School

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Ceesay Nursery and Primary School is a locally run school in Mandinari, the Gambia, which is supported by a volunteer team of fundraisers in London, United Kingdom. Started in 1996 by Gambian Mr Bakary Ceesay, the aim of the school is to help some of the poorest children in his neighbourhood. In December 2006, Diane Fisher, travelled to the Gambia as a volunteer assessor for a small educational charity named HASTE (Help African Schools to Educate). After an unsuccessful trip to a broken cash machine, Diane shared a taxi with an off-duty security guard, who told her about a little school run by his relative Mr Ceesay that needed some help. In April 2007, Diane returned to the Gambia to visit the school, so beginning a supportive relationship that continues…
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Simooya Community School – Update

Simooya Community School – Update

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] We are pleased to announce that construction is well underway on the houses for teachers at Simooya Community School.  Chibozu Community Trust is not for profit organisation registered in the UK. The Trust operates in Pemba District of the Simooya area with 12 villages that have a total population of 5500 in the southern part of Zambia. They support various projects across Zambia including health and education with the main objective being to alleviating poverty and hunger. [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Computers 4 Africa have helped the Chibozu Community Trust in the past by providing IT equipment and wanted to assist further by helping to provide funding for the materials to complete two new houses for teachers. A lack of suffiecnt accommodation for the teachers at the school meant the school could not recruit more qualified…
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Digital Pipeline Agree Partnership with BCCI

Digital Pipeline Agree Partnership with BCCI

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] BCCI Bristh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lille have agreed a partnership with Digital Pipeline to set up a branch of DP's IT refurbishment and reuse operations in France, to be called DP-EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) in Lille France. The principal aim of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in Lille is to promote and facilitate business and trade relations between the United Kingdom and France. Its Board of Administration is made up of British and French business people based in Northern France who voluntarily give their time to assisting the Chamber to achieve its aims. Following a presentation by Digital Pipeline CEO Bevil Williams at a BCCI Meeting in Lille, Mr Philip Jenkinson - President of BCCI Lille - welcomed the opportunity for the…
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Cambridge University EduHack Challenge

Cambridge University EduHack Challenge

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Video"][/siteorigin_widget] On 27th January Computers 4 Africa attended the Xcelerate Literacy EduHack challenge held at the University of Cambridge. Xcelerate is an annual conference for students who believe in making the world a better place, and actually, do something about it. Each year a new high impact topic is chosen and university students from all over the world are invited to put forward their solution for a chance to win a £20,000 prize to make it happen. ​ ​ This year’s challenge was about tackling low literacy rates in rural area of East Africa with the use of digital technology. Many charities, NGOs, and organisations running student projects in Africa attended the event. The teams of students competed for the £20,000 prize and the chance to spend one…
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Peter Kanini

Peter Kanini

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Peter Kamau Kanini born on 14.05. 1989 the second of five children. Peter attended school and graduated, with a C in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Peter life has been turned around; he was sponsored by Computers 4 Africa to complete an IT course at Naivasha Polytechnic Kenya. He left the Poly as a qualified Primary School teacher and teaches at Braden Junior School. Peter continues to learn and maintains PC’s at the weekend. As he is now earning a regular salary; Peter is a ‘Change-Maker’ firstly to his family, as they now have the chance of being lifted out of poverty, he is also a ’Change-Maker’ to his students who are eager to learn and as they do will become ‘Change-Makers’ themselves with new opportunities…
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Village By Village

Village By Village

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Village by Village were in eager anticipation to receive a consignment of laptops- but had to wait for five months for them to finally reach its destination in Ghana. Village by Village, a charity totally reliant on the benevolence of others, there mission is to reduce the needless suffering and deaths of children living in poverty in remote rural African villages. The laptops will facilitate IT education for the children during the daytime and also adult education in the evenings.  A school has been built at Abenta, East Region, Ghana comprising of 3 classrooms and one IT Lab to facilitate the needs of a village bearing the same name.  The IT Lab has been built especially to cater for our donation of 20 laptops where they will…
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Building houses for teachers at Simooya Community School

Building houses for teachers at Simooya Community School

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Chibozu Community Trust is seeking funding to support education at Simooya Community School to build two semi-detached flat/houses. A lack of suffiecnt accommodation for the teachers at the school means the school cannot recruit more qualified teaching staff. Chibozu Community Trust is not for profit organisation registered in the UK. The Trust operates in Pemba District of the Simooya area with 12 villages that have a total population of 5500 in the southern part of Zambia. They support various projects across Zambia including health and education with the main objective being to alleviating poverty and hunger. By assisting remote rural communities through a community development, the Trust aims to deliver grassroots based activities and services that empower local communities. The Trust provides education and health facilities and has…
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Gift of Laptops for Ballanta Academy of Music in Sierra Leone

Gift of Laptops for Ballanta Academy of Music in Sierra Leone

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Computers 4 Africa have donated 3 refurbished laptops to the Ballanta Academy of Music in Sierra Leone. They will be used in the workshop run by German SES expert Stephan Flore in October. Staff will learn how to use music notation software to professionalize the look of their music among other things. Jessica Cook, the daughter of Computers 4 Africa’s founder George Cook, volunteered at Ballanta Academy of Music back in 2015. Her voluntary work along with her talent in music and dance endeared her to help the people she worked with.   [siteorigin_widget class="Su_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Ballanta Academy of Music is a center for musical arts education and entertainment and is registered with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as a Technical Vocational Institution. The Academy is…
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Re-purposed Shipping Container for Rightway Primary School

Re-purposed Shipping Container for Rightway Primary School

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Rightway School is a Nursery and Primary school established in 2005 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It derives it’s name from the belief that education is a step in the right direction in the development of any country. The establishment of the school created more opportunities for the Dar es Salaam community to have international standard educational facilities at their doorstep thus reducing pressure on public schools. Rightway provides high quality education that meets international standards through the Tanzanian national curriculum. The school has benefited from one of the first ‘Shipping Container Classrooms’. Before the arrival of the shipping container the school didn’t have any computers so the it was a great introduction to IT. A self-contained secure space was created from a decommissioned shipping container. Once fully equipped with all…
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