Information and communication technologies

Computer Literacy has steadily been moving away from being a luxury into being a necessity.

With the technology age not going anywhere, and indeed intensifying as the years go by, the need to be more than a little conversant in computers is becoming more and more important.

According to an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) survey carried out in 2018, only 6.8 percent of individuals across the country reported to know how to use a computer. The majority of individuals across the country had basic computer skills and mainly undertook basic activities on the computer. The proportion of individuals across the country with relatively more advanced ICT skills was low. The distribution of individuals according to their se based on the type of ICT skills revealed that the majority of individuals with the identified skills were mainly male. Due to this, and also the glaring lack of equipment in schools, leading to children being computer illiterate and failing or dropping ICT, computer lessons began to be held at the Resource Center located at our offices for the girls and now boys on the sponsorship program. The children have a trained ICT teacher to help them navigate the syllabus and we are proud that most, if not all the students have drastically improved in the subject at school.

The ICT teacher and RN staffer, Jocyline has done a great job of motivating the students to regularly attend the lessons and the numbers keep improving every term. Our partners at Academic Work supported us with the Resource Center and the computers and laptops that are used for these lessons, however with the growing number of students attending lessons, more equipment would make things so much better for the students to really be able to get as much out of these lessons as possible. If you or anyone you know would like to add some support to this initiative, feel free to contact us and don’t forget to follow our social media for more updates!

Sandra, Anette, Annet, Amon and Amy aka #teamnorwaycup have been truly working hard on their passion project. If you’ve been following our various social media platforms as well as the @nyawaunited Instagram page, you will know this project has been a long time in the making.

Recently, the team had been pushing through the long and arduous process of attaining documentation for the girls that would allow them to travel outside the country. The process began with obtaining birth certificates which is never an easy feat if you are in the know and progressed into them seeking and finally obtaining passports for all the girls! This was indeed such a huge step because how are the girls to travel to participate in this possibly once in a lifetime opportunity without passports right. Thankfully however this hurdle was passed thanks to the hard work, grit and determination of Team Norway Cup.

The 10 girls are ecstatic to be one step closer to reaching this dream which started as what seemed like a far-fetched idea but has evolved into something attainable at long last. They have been working super hard in trainings as well as in school so that they can stay on track.

“The dream seemed like a non-starter, like something unattainable, but we didn’t shy away from the challenge and we grabbed the bull by the horns. The fruits of our labor are now starting to materialize,” said AnnetSonko, Response Network’s Sports Coordinator.

The girls will be heading to Norway in July. Follow the @nyawaunitedInstagram page to keep abreast of their journey!