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Benefits of the CTPH Telecentre

Milton-Teacher, Bwindi Vulnerable School
CTPH’s Introductory Course on Computers taken: 2008
Hometown: Ntungamo parish

Reason for taking the course: Milton believes that “every Ugandan should lean how to use a computer.” He had heard about computers but prior to this course, had no previous experience working with one. Milton personally paid for the Introductory Course and would invest in additional advanced computer training were it to be available locally.

Background: Milton is a school teacher outside of Buhoma, the entry town to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Impact: Milton has been exposed to and has exposed others to a multitude of resources and opportunities via the Internet, which he learned how to use during the Introductory Course on Computers. Milton used his notes from this course to develop a theoretical introduction to computers to his students. His fellow teacher Sylvia, who has not had the benefit of firsthand knowledge of computers, also uses Milton’s notes as the basis for her theoretical computer training course. Milton also learned about, applied for and was accepted to a perm culture program via the Internet. Computer literacy was required for success in this program. Subsequently, Milton has used the Internet to investigate rainwater harvest, seed saving and organic composting and is now using this information to start a demonstration garden at the primary school where he works.

IMG_3466Milton and Sylvia in front of the demonstration garden

The experience of taking the course has given Milton and other graduates the confidence to enter the world of new information and take advantage of the opportunities it presents.

IMG_3471Bwindi Vulnerable School