May 2011

Positive evaluation CLASSworksBox

In Kenya the pilot of the CLASSworksBox has ended, followed by a positive evaluation and a new application for the next round of schools. In December 2010 the teachers of the two pilot schools, God With Us Girls School and Riabai High School, received a one day training about how to use the Box. They also got the normal getting started teacher training. In January 2011 they received the CLASSworksboxes.


Sat, 05/28/2011

Donatie TU-Delft

This month the Delft University of Technology has delivered again a dozen pallets of hardware for Viafrica's program CLASSworks. This hardware has been tested extensively by TU Delft students and meets very high specifications. The hardware will be shipped to East Africa soon. The donation of written-off hardware is a cooperation between the TU Delft and Viafrica whereby all the written-off  hardware of the university benefits Viafrica.

Mon, 05/02/2011

Training Mekelle Universiteit

For the third time Viafrica trained a number of technicians and lecturers at a university in Ethiopia; this time at 'Mekelle University' in the North of Ethiopia. The training was both on 'Linux System Administration' and on 'Linux Deployment', whereby the focus was on 'learning by doing'. The training lasted two weeks and concluded with an examination of which most succeeded.

Sat, 05/28/2011

ICT centre for youths planned

Tanzania Youth Alliance (Tayoa) plans to build an information communication technology (ICT) centre to be named ‘Vijanatz ICT’ for imparting various technological skills to the youth.

This was said in Dar es Salaam yesterday by the Alliance Director, Peter Masika, during a visit by director of Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau (TSB) Malcolm Johnson.

Mon, 05/16/2011

CLASSworks in Tanzania

CLASSworks in Tanzania is still gaining popularity among schools. This is even more increased since we have changed the formula slightly last year. Schools can decide how many computers they wish to purchase, with a minimum of ten. The schools pay a fixed amount for each computer. Viafrica provide three years worth of free maintenance and support. This formula seems to work much better than donate the computers to the schools and offer maintenance contracts seperately.

Mon, 05/16/2011