Working with a brand new partner Computers 4 Africa has been able to supply 200 PC’s to a region with a very low IT presence. In Beau, Cameroon less than 5% of secondary schools have computers and numbers are even lower in primary schools. With the help of HINT international, a Cameroonian charity who work to improve social and economic wellbeing, seven new school IT labs have been set up.
Genesis Tinshu, the CEO of HINT says “Computers are still a rare commodity in most of Africa and so even a used PC goes a long way in enhancing education. With introduction of IT in schools, we hope to gradually shift from the traditional chalk-and-board teaching method to computer-and-projector method or to strike a reasonable balance between both. We are hoping that this is just the beginning of a long term partnership that will impact thousands and millions of students and teachers in Cameroon.”