In the developed world we take being connected for granted. Our devices bring us access to the world of information, communication, health care, education, job and business opportunities.
While many economies in Africa are growing and have need of skilled IT workers, over 86% of Africa’s population still has no Internet access. Millions of young women and men living in regions of rural Africa still have no internet or IT knowledge or training. They have been left out of the internet revolution and access to improved education, employment, communication and empowerment.
U-TOUCH Certification achieved by students who master the curriculum earn an advantage which is highly regarded. Certification leads to employment and educational opportunities. In fact, students with university degrees have found with their additional U-TOUCH certification they are gaining access to employment. High school students are taking on advanced technology studies and have been honored highly regarded opportunities for training with Google and provided opportunities in other countries including China. U-TOUCH graduates have become radio personalities and others gone on to take leadership positions in tech companies.
U-TOUCH sponsored students have been thriving in school. They are studying in high schools and universities and performing top in their classes and in the district with their U-TOUCH technology education. They are studying medicine, teaching, advanced art and technology, public administration, computer science, and more.
“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” Peter Drucker
U-TOUCH knows how to bridge this digital divide and open the doors of opportunity. We’ve seen how the power of IT can change lives and communities.