On Tuesday July 17, 2018 the RCDF team will deliver Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Tshirts to the newly launched ICT club members in the two Secondary Schools located in Arua, West Nile. The club formation is being facilitated by KAWA Uganda as a pilot project.
The target group of the program is secondary school students who are passionate, willing to learn new things and venture an extra-mile with learning activities. At least thirty of such students from each of the two schools will be selected to spearhead their respective ICT clubs.
Learning process will be learner driven with at least one teacher being a guide, facilitator and mentor. There will have a well programed access to ICT facilities of their school for purposes of learning. Each club will identify an issue/problem and create a project to mitigate in an interdisciplinary approach. The learners will exhibit their output and learning experiences in their project to a targeted audience. Each club member will undergo formative evaluation.
The club members will draw a program for their periodic meetings, preferable once a week. Identify opportunities of service with intervention of ICT in their school. With the aid of ICT facilities, the learners commit themselves to undertake a learner driven and ICT supported project. A workplan will be set up by them. They will hold an exhibition of their completed project within a year from launch of the club. The students will be expected to use available ICT resources in their school for research, presentations, creating of data and so forth. There will be a major evaluation undertaken at least once per term. Findings of the evaluation will be made available to stake holders.
PROJECT AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The proposed main aim of the program is to build capacity in the participating learners to utilize ICT to leverage 21st century learning practices and make ICT more relevant in their lives and education by.
- Developing a sense of global citizenship.
- Being skilled in technology and able to use it responsibly.
- Being good communicators and confident.
- Enabling creativity and innovation
- Developing critical thinking and becoming problem solvers.
- Being able to use ICT as an integrated habit of studies in mainstream disciplines at school.
- Being able to purposefully network and collaborate.