The Digital Citizen programme was launched at Nu Vision High School in Kigali, Rwanda by ICDL Africa. ICDL trainers and students were joined by the school’s Principal, Ndumiso Dube, ICDL Coordinator, Apollo Ssempebwa, and representatives of ICDL Africa including General Manager, Etinick Mutinda, and Rwanda Country Manager, Solange Umulisa
Representatives of ICDL Africa presented the ICDL programme to an audience of over 200 potential candidates at the Machakos Institute of Technology career day on 22 February. The event, which took place in Machakos, Kenya, was an opportunity for high-school leavers to learn about how they can advance their education and kick-start their careers.
Study after study shows that people don’t have sufficient digital skills. There’s a real danger that computers become magic boxes that we don’t understand. That is why ECDL Foundation’s new Computing module has been developed with the input of experts from around the world, and can certify the computing skills of students to the same high standard as other ICDL modules. The module covers core computational thinking techniques like problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms as well as practical skills relating to coding.
The Regional Centre for Mapping Resource for Development held an ICDL graduation Ceremony of 50 Candidates.
Computer Society of Zimbabwe introduces a mobile app during the annual ATC forum; thus earning a well-deserved Best Practice Award at the ECDL Forum
After a successful Train-the-Trainer programme last September, another one was held in Kigali, successfully. This time around the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) representatives also attended and highlighted the opportunity of pioneering the programme to the trainers.
The role of ICDL in Digital inclusion, showcased in a presentation by Eitinick of the ICDL Kenya Team at the Kenyan Technical Training Institutes annual conference, key in building a strong partnership with the public sector.