About

 

OUR  BRIEF OVERVIEW

Uganda Computer  Aid (UCAid)  is an amazing initiative  active at  bridging the digital  gender  gap and promoting digital literacy in  the rural remote communities through carrying out Mobile ICT Outreaches, UCAid imparting I.C.T skills  in girls, women, children and people with disabilities   in Uganda .

 

Uganda Computer Aid  works with both local and international partners, among the international partners are United Nations-International Telecommunication Union, Turkey International  Co-operation Agency, Malala Fund , UN-Women  etc.  

Even 25 local  secondary schools, 9 primary schools, 11  women associations, 6 youth associations, and 12 Local NGOs , all these institutions are found in the mountainous Rwenzori region of Uganda, bordering the tropical rain forests  of Democratic Republic of Congo,

 

We train girls, women  and the disabled children (deaf, blind and crippled)the modern technology(I.C.T) skills. They are trained  in areas like computer basics , typing, Microsoft Applications, Internet use ,coding and other technical skills for those who are interested .

OUR  MOTTO

"I.C.T  Skills  and  Knowledge For All"

OUR  MISSION

"To  impart ICT  skills  and  knowledge in all Ugandan ,girls , women, the  disabled  children for  community transformation,  improve mode of learning, business expansion, improving lives and increasing equality  technology opportunities"

OUR VISION

"To create  a nation  of digital  literacy  and  shaping the future of ICT   and  increase   ICT Gender  Equality  in Uganda"

The core objectives of  Uganda Computer Aid  are to , 


  1. To  motivate   girls , women  and the disabled  children(blind and deaf) to take on technology opportunities


  2. To  make ICT out reaches in schools in   remote mountainous areas to  for girls ,women and the disabled children to access  ICT skills .

  3. To  break the  barriers of  gender ICT equality  .

OUR  MODE OF  OPERATAION

This is how it works, First, Students  who did  computer studies and ICT and passed with at least a  credit are welcomed to  apply for  the training opportunities ,  they go through a one month  of training,  facilitation and briefing about their code of conduct while working  with  Uganda Computer Aid. UCAid  has 9  ICT trainers in west and central Uganda neighboring the capital of Uganda , Kampala.

The welfare of the trainers is covered by the organization, including transport costs, medical ,meals and  free internet every month  to  be used in ICT Out reaches.

OUR  FUTURE PLANS

To establish    a well equipped   ICT  resource    center  in  the   mountainous   Rwenzori region    of  Uganda  For girls  and women  to access  ICT  resources.

Then  also  bring  up mobile   ICT  laboratories     for  the people  in  the  mountainous  region  to  access    ICT  resources   especially  those  in  deep remote areas .