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Travelling bus fights digital illiteracy in Liberia

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In northern Liberia, a yellow bus is travelling from college to highschool to show college students tips on how to use computer systems.

The concept is the brainchild of Jeremiah Lloyd Cooper, a 36-year-old data and telecommunications technician.

The undertaking started final November and up to now the founder claims it has reached 1,000 college students.

“I graduated from highschool truly with no primary pc foundation, information.
I didn’t even know tips on how to energy on a pc, however I went on to decide on to review data expertise at College degree. And I used to be humiliated the primary day that I obtained into the pc lab; my finger obtained frozen on the keyboard. I did not know tips on how to sort and it was humiliating, you understand, I skilled. So ever since then, my dream has been to have the ability to prolong pc literacy to youngsters graduating from highschool”, mentionedJeremiah Lloyd Cooper, founding father of the cell pc lab.

The undertaking is funded by the United Nations Growth Fund, UNDP, via Jeremiah’s start-up “New Breed Tech Hub”

The target is to succeed in not simply schoolchildren but additionally girls.

“For every time we attain this new group, the momentum is excessive. College students are keen, they need to study they usually even want for extra of our cell pc lab reaching them ceaselessly, let’s simply say ceaselessly”, admits pc coach, Martin B. Payedoe.

“It’s a pc educating group that has come to enlighten our minds on pc information. They’re serving to us to study concerning the pc and tips on how to do our works quick on pc”, mentioned pupil Allen M. Koleh Jr.

In keeping with the World Financial institution, Liberia is likely one of the least developed nations on this planet, and can also be lagging behind by way of Web: solely 26% of its inhabitants used it in 2020, in comparison with 70% in South Africa or 90% in Australia.