Testimonials from employer and peers of graduate of CTPH’s Introductory Course on Computers

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I am pleased to inform you that CTPH Telecentre brught a big impact to the community.
The following are some of the testimonies from its users. Visit here for more testimonies

Administrators of and participants in the Intercultural Interaction program
Location: Buhoma

Background: A donor-dependent, primary school in rural Uganda serving orphans and the marginalized Batwa (formerly “pygmy”) populations since 1994. The school does all its work on paper with no electricity or computer facilities but teaches computer education in its curricula and prepares financial reports for international donors. Last year’s entire graduating class went on to high school, very rare for rural schools in Uganda.

Relationship to CTPH: Buhoma Community Primary School has worked with CTPH since 2006, and approximately half of its teachers graduated from the Introductory Course on Computers in 2008. Older students are exposed to computers and conservation principles via CTPH and the school is currently pilot-testing the Intercultural Interaction program in which students engage with their peers in schools in the United States.

Impact:
• For students – gain an opportunity to interact beyond their village horizon to the other side of the world, to both learn from and educate their peers in the United States.
• For teachers – become more effective and confident in teaching computers and communications, an existing part of the curriculum, because they had actual computer exposure and training.
• For administrators – enable faster and richer communication with school’s major financial supporters
• For the world: ability to couple conservation messages and intercultural understanding with technology training.

Everyone at the school who had not participated in previous training was interested in resumed training opportunities, and those with training were interested in more advanced skills.

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Buhoma Community Primary School Headmaster and participants in the Intercultural Interaction program and CTPH’s Bwindi Field Office Manager

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