Many schools in Senegal are at a disadvantage due to a lack of access to technology, a key component of today’s increasingly digital society. The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) through the concept of “eLearning” in classrooms can enhance both teaching and learning. Policymakers recognise the value of ICT for Senegal’s economic and social development, and the government recognises ICT as a powerful engine for progress in economic expansion and modernisation.
The purpose of this project is to bring donated computers from the United States to seven underprivileged schools in Senegal, allowing students enrolled in these schools to be exposed to computer based education tools. The project intends to create a computer lab in each selected school.
The computers were generously donated, and the necessary software are being installed. We are now seeking the necessary funds to ship the computers from Rockville, MD to Dakar, Senegal. Once the funds are raised, the computers will be loaded onto shipping containers, and will be on their way to Dakar via the Atlantic Ocean. The estimated shipping fee is $2500.
Once in Senegal the organization, Les Racines de L'Espoir, will be in charge of transporting, distributing, and managing computers to the seven selected schools. They will set-up computer labs with 10 computers assigned to each school. Each school will have trained instructors to teach computer classes. Les Racines de L’Espoir is responsible for performing regular checks throughout the year to ensure the computers are being used for their intended purpose. Five additional computers will be assigned to Les Racines de L’Espoir who will use the computers for a community center made to serve rural kids.
The following are the selected schools in Senegal
· Thomas Sankara, Tambacounda
· Cem Kenia, Casamance
· Mbakhéne, Tivaoune
· Ecole Sanar, Saint Louis
· Gate, Bambay
· College Mamadou Diaw, Thies
· Massaëre diagne, Dakar
· 75 Dell CPU’s (Gx380 model)
· 75 Flat Screen Monitors
· 75 Keyboards, Power cords, Mice
· 20 Surge protectors
(Photos of Gate, Bambay)
(Photos of Massaëre Diagne, Dakar)
(Photo of one full computer set)
- Papa Madiagne Diouf
- Susie K
- Ibrahima Sow
- Pamela Assogba
- Angela Bernhardt
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