One of the achievements of this year, has been the creation of a computer room in the Korando Educational Center. 10 computers are available for the use of pupils and teachers. Each laptop is equipped with an open source software to support learning, including an offline version of Wikipedia for schools, textbooks, typing software, an interactive world map, and many short courses organized by subject with mainly audiovisual content.
For most of the kids, including the older ones, this is their first contact with a computer. For that reason, you won’t need a big or professional knowledge about informatics to be able to teach them something new when it comes to using them. Learning how to use the touchpad, how to type or how to organize folders are really basic skills that will be essential in their future.
Some of the kids, specially the ones living at the center, are really motivated every time we come to the computer room. They are already learning how to type by writing letters to the volunteers who had to leave, and learning how to use the touchpad by drawing in paint or playing the games that some of the computers include.
Some of the older ones already started to learn how to make small presentations with Powerpoint, and we hope to teach them how to use Excel as well. The possibilities are endless, and for now, we can just imagine the potential of teaching them a bit of programming or graphic design!
Our teachers would also improve the quality of their lessons if someone could teach them how to introduce the use of laptops in the classroom, complementing the explanations and exercises in the traditional way with multimedia and interactive contents. We are working on the creation of a schedule on saturdays, break times, etc., to start teaching them the basics.
The computer lessons can be held during school hours, but you can expect to work on it mainly while the kids are having free time. For this reason, the attendance would be voluntary, which will let you appreciate their motivation and interest to learn. You will be able to structure the sessions the way you feel more comfortable with, and adapt it to the level of each kid or group.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Software Development
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Microsoft Office Suite
- PC Platform
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- About 4 hours daily