Tech for rural kids (#techforruralkids) is a project that provides digital knowledge, training, tools and resources for primary school children, especially kids in rural African communities.
Our goal is to reach 1000 kids by 2025. We continue to create more opportunities for kids in rural communities in Africa.
Every child needs equal access and opportunity to technology
Why start now?
The world is rapidly developing because of the growth and impact of technology globally. Every child needs equal access and opportunity to learn about technology and how to maximize tech in creating solutions to common problems, innovate and thrive in Africa’s emerging digital economy.
Introducing kids early enough to digital skills builds their cognitive intelligence and engages their imaginations to build and create. Foundational skills required to thrive as they grow are being developed. Children can recognize problems in their immediate environment, creatively think of solutions, design an algorithm and execute a solution. These active exercises build a solid structure of teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. It also builds in them major life skills such as patience, tolerance, focus which prepare them to surmount future problems.
In 2020, Pranet Technology Initiative started the Parent Teach Tech project to connect and engage with parents through webinars and social media on raising digitally creative children, helping their kids learn digital skills and providing the resources needed to aid their learning.
We started the Tech for rural kids (#techforruralkids) in 2021 to provide digital knowledge, training, tools and resources for primary school children, especially kids in rural African communities.
Our goal is to reach 1000 kids by 2025, through the support of parents/guardians, schools, and our partner organization. We have been able to educate over 200 primary school kids on the role and impact of technology in preparing for a successful future. We continue to create more opportunities for kids in rural communities in Africa.