November 13, 2010

At 6 Month Mark, AGYA Highlights Success of One Laptop Per Child Project

Six months ago, AGYA's grant of 10 XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child, an internationally renowned organization, arrived in Kampala, Uganda. Since then, AGYA's Project Leader, Matovu Abraham, and his Youth Leader Assistant, Mulinde Kenneth have been implementing programs aimed at improving typing and research skills and mathematic proficiency for children and youth.

The project is being implemented as part of AGYA's After-School Program and classes currently take place twice a week at AGYA's Community Center.

The core long-term project goals:
  • To enhance the functionality of the Amagezi Gemaanyi Computer Lab
  • To improve the performance of 100 children/youth (ages 6-20) in English reading and writing proficiency
  • To improve the performance of 50 children (ages 6-11) in basic Mathematical operations (including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and ratios)
  • To provide a safe, nurturing, personalized learning environment
  • To teach 100 children/youth how to utilize basic typing programs
  • To enhance the digital literacy and technological communication skills of all project participants
    Using the XO laptops as a fun, innovative teaching aid, AGYA has worked one-on-one with more than 30 children, giving them hands-on access to computers. To learn more about the development of this exciting project, visit AGYA's OLPC Project Page:

    Here are some photos highlighting the success of the project thus far: