Zambia Digital Schools: Improving educational outcomes at secondary schools through technology

Zambia Digital Schools: Improving educational outcomes at secondary schools through technology

10 schools across Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, have been equipped with computer labs, providing 20 desktop computers, 1 teacher laptop, 1 printer, 1 projector, speakers and a Connect Device to each of the schools. The Connect Device provides an array of e-learning resources relevant to the Zambian curriculum.

Three teachers from each of the 10 schools have been trained in ICDL base and intermediate modules over a number of weeks, ensuring that these teachers have a solid-base of ICT skills and are able to teach fellow teachers through workshops and students in classes. These modules cover content in:

  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • Presentations
  • ICT in Education

The final module 'ICT in Education' aids teachers' understanding of key concepts/benefits of using ICT to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom.

This project has contributed to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Quality EducationOur work contributes directly to Target 4.1 of SDG 4, by improving secondary school educational outcomes for boys and girls. Additionally, students have and continue to gain relevant technical skills that will improve their job prospects, contributing to Target 4.4.

Gender EqualityThis project directly contributes to Target 5.B of SDG 5, since we selected schools who have a similar ratio of girls to boys and actively promoted the usage of equipment by all, ensuring that no individual was excluded.

Industrial By providing 10 secondary schools with computer labs and assistive technology such as projectors, allowing thousands of students to access information and communications technology, we are directly contributing to Target 9.C of SDG 9.

12ICT Equipment used in projects is donated largely from companies; equipment is data-wiped and refurbished before being sent to projects. Therefore, this project is directly contributing to Target 12.5 from SDG 12, by reducing e-waste and allowing technology to be reused.

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