What is the Soroti SS ICT Club?
The Soroti SS ICT Club is a club started by the Uganda Communications Commission under the UCUSAF Scheme and KAWA Uganda to produce a group of IT enthusiasts in Soroti City, Uganda. The club aims to provide a space for young people in the School and the City to learn about IT and how it can be used to improve their livelihoods.
The club was formed by a group of IT enthusiasts who wanted to promote the use of ICTs among communities in the district. The current headteacher of Soroti SS is the Patron. They wanted to provide both members and non-members with opportunities for knowledge sharing, skill acquisition, and training as well as access to information technology equipment.
What Happened at the Exhibition and Coding Clinic?
There were also many coding activities for students to participate in, such as building their own game with Scratch and MIT App Inventor.
The event was also facilitated by Moses Wamanga from KAWA.
What is UCC’s Role in this Project?
UCC’s role in this project is to provide the initial financial support for KAWA Uganda to implement the programme. UCC has been delivering computers to schools since 2008 and over 1400 schools have benefited to date. Every year about 30-40 schools benefit and it still provides computers to date. At one point every school will benefit
KAWA Uganda is a registered Community-Based organization in Uganda with a mission to contribute to Education Transformation by empowering teachers and learners through technology and capacity building.
The organization is based on the belief that Ugandans can create sustainable livelihoods and improve their lives if they are given access to opportunities, resources, and training.
Feedback from the Soroti SS Students
There was a lot of excitement from students of all levels ranging from Senior 1 to Senior 6. They promised to get involved in developing different solutions to societal problems with the use of coding skills. Here are a few students speaking in different videos from our youtube channel.
Moses Wamanga is a Senior Education Specialist serving as a Team Lead at KAWA Uganda, an innovation and Edtech support organization that provides Professional Development services to enhance learning outcomes for educators and Learners around the country.