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Providing Computer Education

Child Aid Lanka is working with the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) College in Jaffna to give a grounding in computing and IT to children from families that cannot afford to pay for it.

IIT is a private higher education institute specialising in information technology, based in Colombo with branches in Jaffna and Kandy.

The year-long course, for children aged 11 to 18, will provide a grounding in IT that will prepare them for access to further study and a secure career.

The project is directed to children whose families cannot afford to pay for their education.   Children from government run free schools in the Jaffna area will nominate students for this course.

Child Aid Lanka has forged this partnership with IIT which has links with the University of Westminster in London.

Students Benefit From Our Sponsorship

13 more students have started on IIT’s ‘Future Kids’ computer course, thanks to sponsorship provided by members of Child Aid Lanka.

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If you would like to help by sponsoring a student or group of students, please go to Support this project.

Students Progressing Well

The first 27 students on the Child Aid Lanka sponsored computer course in Jaffna are progressing well.

The ‘Future Kids’ course run by IIT is specially designed as an introduction to computers for under 16s – taking account of the fact that for many of the students this would be the first time they had used a computer.

The ‘class of 2012’ started on 16 April, with students attending two afternoons per week after their normal schooling; they are normally taught in two classes.

The course started with a general introduction to computers and their use, followed by familiarisation with the computer and use of the desktop and mouse. The students are now getting to grips with Microsoft Word.

Child Aid Lanka monitors the students’ attendance and the progress they are making, receiving regular reports from the staff and teachers at IIT.

The students took their first exam last week, and they are making good progress.

The Class of 2012

The first students have taken up their places at IIT to start their year-long computer course.

Members of Child Aid Lanka are sponsoring students to enable them to take this course that will prepare them for further more advanced study in IT and give them the chance of a secure career.  The children come from poor families that cannot afford to pay for education, and are nominated by local government-run schools that provide free basic education.