Empowerment through IT, Phase III

Training of trainers on webdesign, IT basic course and jobshadowing – these are the three components of our third phase of IT education at the IT center in Donyo-Sabuk.

Marco and George, Leapfrog’s IT teachers, are going to teach web design and person-to-person microcredit platforms such as Zidisha as both online and classroom training.

  • Scrum Basics
  • Website & Internet Basics (HTML, CSS, LINUX, XAMPP/Netbeans)
  • PHP Programming Basics: Overview of Webapplication with PHP, MySQL & Apache, syntax, types, strings, constants and variables in PHP etc.)
  • PHP Standard Framework Basics
  • PHP Standard Applications Basics

Aim of the course will be to come up with a website of our local partnerorganisation DISC Initiative. The newly trained trainers will teach 20 students under the supervision of Samuel, the IT trainer of DISC Initiative.

The new young trainers are listing how IT Professionals work based on Scrum

Courses on computer and internet literacy for young people at the Donyo ICT Center will also be part of our programme, as well as job-shadowing, where the students can contact potential employers in the region such as Kenya Wildlife Service, the County Government and Kenya Canners and apply their newly aquired ICT skills.

Mike, a 14 year old student, had this to say about the course in which he participated last year:

 I took part in the IT course in summer 2014 at the Donyo ICT Center. The course helped me improve my marks, because I understood that you have to make the best out of opportunities such as school and IT courses. I’ve learnt to write emails and texts with tables and graphs, and I scored 313 points out of 500 at the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. Such a result was unexpected only one year ago.

The training is supported by our private donors and  the foundation “Nord-Süd Brücken”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation.

Under the guidance of our trainer Marco, the participants are installing software in readiness for webdesign training.
Marco, Leapfrog IT Trainer, is explaining how to set up a Website by using WordPress.
The webdesign course is based on the Scrum modell and for each training day a new “Scrum Master” among the participants has been selected.