On May 6th to 10th in Lu, DTML partnered with Shammah High School for their annual “Community Outreach Computer Program” which received 126 students (69 children and 57 adults). The overall goal of this program was to teach students Microsoft Word skills and get them registered on the DTML platform.
Learning in Class
Throughout the 5-day program, facilitators walked students through both the basics and more advanced techniques in Microsoft Word. Facilitators maintained frequent interaction and encouraged students to ask questions often. A huge thanks to coordinator Victor Katarangi and our facilitators Mr. Daniel Kasoma and Mr. Emmanuel Odongo, with assistance of future facilitator Mr. Elungat Peter, for delivering such a successful session!
The class of 126 students was split into two groups that went through 3-4-hour sessions. There was a fine balance between in-class learning and in-class training. Practice time was allocated to ensure students were able to try what they learned on their own, given them more confidence in their abilities. The availability of afternoon sessions allowed more adults to participate, giving them the flexibility to balance their busy works schedules and computer outreach program education. Students, both adults and children, showed remarkable discipline and overall excitement about the new skills they were learning.