WHAT WE DO?
We use computers and other ICT equipment to improve lives by enhancing educational experiences. We receive donations of computers, tablets and mobile telephones from individuals, companies, schools, universities and government agencies. These are then data-wiped, professionally refurbished and used in our projects to help bridge the digital divide.
We work with local partners in the country as we believe they are best placed to understand the needs of their communities. Our training is key to realising the potential of ICT whether it is for teacher development, improved employability or better access to markets for farmers.
We use solar power to run our computers in areas where the electricity supply is either non-existent or unreliable – our ZubaBox was designed specifically for this purpose. Our Connect device creates a local area network of digital educational resources for the many schools lacking Internet access and school libraries.
Our projects are determined by the needs of local communities, and we work with our partners to ensure sustainability once the project timeline ends. Our aim is always to create long-term, measurable results.
HIMO ICT CENTER ,MIT AND TAREO works to reduce technological inequalities, particularly in the rural Tanzania. As part of refining our work and improving the effectiveness and outcomes of projects, we have intensified our work in a number of local schools and villages in Kilimanjaro that allow technological projects to better-thrive given school policies, electrical access and a range of other environmental factors.
Whilst focusing our work to where it can be most effective, we have been refining our training and monitoring processes; arguably two of the most important components to an educational technology-for-development project. We now work to ensure that training taking place during the project’s life, will not only have benefits in the life of the youths and school staffs, but also once the project concludes and well into the future. This sustainability is created through our training process with VETA accreditation.
We have three main types of beneficiary in our educational projects; Group 1 is staff from our chosen technology partner schools who often have relatively better skills, but still require development; Group 2 is made up of students,youths and adults from schools, home and working places each one we work with for a given project; Group 3 consists of drop out students ,young girls who from one way or other stopped to continue with school and ICT benefiting them as most of them get employed in stationary, supermarkets and any other many places need computer literacy.