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Improving Access to ICT – Geoffrey’s Experience

Since we began our Improving Access to ICT in Malawi Program in 2016, we have helped hundreds of students access vital digital training and bridge the digital divide with the help of computer donations.

We caught up with Geoffrey Maguda, an intern at CYD Center for Youth and Development in Malawi, to hear about the impacts of the programme first-hand.

“Through this programme CYD provides computers, largely to secondary schools in rural areas across northern and central region, for free. These computers are provided with offline e-libraries that are equipped with syllabus and non-syllabus content in different formats ranging from diagrams to videos which students can learn at their own, thereby making learning easier and convenient.”

Students can learn at their own, thereby making learning easier and convenient

“I have been part of the team that prepare and test the computers before they are collected and dispatched to different secondary schools. Additionally, we train teachers in digital skills and guide them how best to utilise the learning resources CYD gives them. Training teachers has been one of the exciting moments for me because personally I like helping others learn and understand whatever I am privileged to have knowledge in.”

Geoffrey helping secondary school teachers with new IT software

If you are looking to donate technology to charity and help to transform the lives of those in need, check out our ‘donate computers’ page to learn how we recycle computers, understand more about the computer donation process and discover the importance of your donation.