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 .
"I.C.T Skills and Knowledge For All"
"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"
"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 ,
To motivate girls , women and the disabled children(blind and deaf) to take on technology opportunities
To make ICT out reaches in schools in remote mountainous areas to for girls ,women and the disabled children to access ICT skills .
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 .