We are very proud to be approaching our 15th anniversary of transforming lives through access to e-Learning and making a difference to the lives of the students. This will be a very special year to reflect and celebrate on the impact both in Africa and in our local community. Plans are underway to mark this milestone in the history of the charity. Please stay tuned!
"After 3 weeks in Malawi the students I have talked to have shown a deep interest in computers. The response from the students is remarkable, despite facing challenges related to poor internet access and power shortages. Many students first exposure to computers is using them in one of the IT labs provided by ITSA. Their computer skills are very basic but they understand that they need to learn to use the computers in order to get a good job and as a result they are both eager and motivated to learn.
Some teachers will use resources on the computers for their classes which greatly improves the quality of lessons, however, this takes time as the schools have to get used to integrating computers into different subjects.
The benefit of these computers is significant and without ITSA many of the students would be computer illiterate, preventing them from being able to access almost all well-paying jobs."
Tarquinn, volunteer in Malawi
Kohler Co Global IT leadership team chose IT Schools Africa as their company volunteering partner. The team worked together with IT Schools Africa to refurbish and rebuild over 80 PCs that were donated by Kohler Co. These computers will be sustainably reused in African schools helping students to advance their education in a modern digital world.
“It was a truly inspirational event at ITSA. Well-done to the team “
Paul Ryan Chief Information Officer Kohler Co
“The Kohler Co Global IT Leadership team thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of refurbishing computers for IT Schools Africa during a company volunteering day. The event ended up being very competitive and great fun, and concluded with the completion of over 80 refurbished Kohler Co computers for donation that will make the their way to help educate less privileged children in schools in Africa.” Simon Ashley Manager - IT Operations & Infrastructure EMEA
If you would like to find out more about company volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to have completed our 25th e-Learning lab in collaboration with the Tag Rugby Trust (TRT). This is our second IT lab project in Zimbabwe, providing IT access and digital skills training to vulnerable young girls in Harare. The lab has been installed at a specially built centre for girls at the Harare Sports Club. The centre, built by Tag Rugby Trust has computers and laptops for young girls who participate in Tag’s programmes as well as for the local community to use.
The project will deliver a significant improvement in both the quality and increased quantity of IT teaching for the densely populated area providing:
Scheduled classroom style training sessions, bookable individual sessions, safe internet usage, teacher training and training programmes on general IT usage.
We expect to see an increase in the number of users accessing employment/education/training courses.
We are most grateful to Muddy Boots Software for their financial and computer hardware donations. Their ingenious fundraising ideas successfully raised £2500 in support of our work to transform students' education in Africa through access to e-Learning. Obsolete desktop computers and mobile phones were offered for sale to staff when computer hardware upgrades and renewal of phone contracts were completed. We were delighted to receive the funds and truly value their support.
Speaking on behalf of Muddy Boots, Andy Nash, Infrastructure Manager commented, “Donating to IT Schools Africa made perfect sense for us as a software company, there’s a huge correlation between both organisations. We’re just thrilled that we’ve been able to help contribute towards transforming students' education in Africa with technology that we can often take for granted.”
We would love to hear from you if you are able to fundraise for IT Schools Africa email@example.com
We are opening a digital learning centre, TECH (Teach Education Cheltenham) in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, as part of our 2021 goals to increase the number of people gaining access to digital skills and services. TECH Connect will support any groups or individuals that want to learn, or improve their IT knowledge in an informal and relaxed environment.
We are a member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network, a proven foundation for delivering meaningful digital participation. Using their resources, we will provide a range of online courses designed to help people develop their personal digital skills and confidence in using a computer or mobile device.
You can learn:
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 228800
We started the Buy One Get One Scheme at our programme in Zambia to support schools that have very few or no IT facilities. The cost of living in the country remains high and fuel prices are among the highest in the world. With very little funding from the government, schools struggle to buy computers, even at low cost. We’ve found that by offering an incentive to help schools buy their first computers, this is having a significant impact.
Since January 2018 the scheme has helped:
We know that there are still many students who can’t access a computer and we want to do more to help these schools. We hope we can fund a further 300 and provide a total of 600 computers to schools in Zambia in 2019.
TECH Connect - Teaching Education Cheltenham
IT Schools Africa is planning to open a digital learning centre in Cheltenham as part of its vision to improve access to e-Learning technology. One of the charity’s 2021 goals is to support local groups or individuals who have limited digital skills and/or struggle to access online services. Our aim is to help people benefit from new skills and for them to be motivated and confident using e-Learning technology.
IT education is the foundation of what we do, giving access to digital skills and services to help people in a friendly and supportive environment. We want to provide a place where people feel welcome to come and learn at their own pace. For more information email email@example.com
We are a member of Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network, a proven foundation for delivering meaningful digital participation.
Grateful thanks to all our supporters who donated in the @BigGive #ChristmasChallenge18. Every donation from £5.00 upwards was important to us. Together we have raised £22,828 (including matching funds and gift aid) smashing our target!
The money we raised will provide an e-Learning lab for Chichiri Community Day School in Malawi. The facilities will provide access to quality IT education for the school's 364 students. Over a period of 6 years 2,300 students and teachers will benefit from the new lab.
Through your generosity we are able to transform more lives through IT education, offering improved educational and life opportunities. Thank you for supporting IT Schools Africa.
We are delighted to be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a match funding campaign which has the potential to DOUBLE donations made to our charity.
Save the date. The Christmas Challenge 2018 opens at 12pm (midday) on
27th November (#GivingTuesday) & closes 7 days later, at 12pm (midday) on 4th December. The campaign offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to double their donations during this week. For example, an online donation of £100 is doubled to £200. If Gift Aid is claimed, the donation could be worth £225. Donations are doubled whilst matching funds last.
Our aim is to raise funds for a School Computer Lab Project in Malawi.
To provide a secondary school in Malawi with a fully functioning computer lab to transform their existing inadequate facilities. There are extreme levels of low computer literacy in Malawi as most schools are yet to introduce basic computer literacy into their curriculum. The lab will provide greater access to ICT, helping students to achieve better results and improve their education opportunities and job prospects after they leave school.
We are working to improve computer literacy in Malawi, to date we have provided 20 computer labs to schools most in need in the country. This is a typical school IT lab we have installed.
Together we can transform lives through access to quality IT education.