Children become familiar with technology and learn how to use computers

According to the article published on Biztech Africa, Therisanyo Primary School children, who have been learning how to use computers at the Innovation Africa conference, say the practice has been an eye opener.

The school, which is situated within one of Gaborone slums called Old Naledi, has no computer teaching facilities and most of the handpicked 30 or so pupils have never been near a computer in their lives.

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One learner, Kesegofetse Kesekile, who is in standard 6 at the school, said she was so impressed by the time she was doing her first computer steps. “I have learnt about computers and this is the first time that I have laid my hands on a computer. It is also the first time that I have played games with this computer. I didn’t know how to shift and how to erase I have learnt all this today here.”

Kesekile’s sentiments and joy were shared by all of the children who took part in a project that is being undertaken Russell Pengelly from Computers 4 kids, a South African based company at Innovation Africa to demonstrate how the concept works.  The children had practical lessons on how draw body parts; paint the Botswana national flag and many other activities.

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