Rwanda became the first territory in the world to pilot the newly developed ICDL Train the Trainer programme in September. For 3 days, key stakeholders from the Rwandan ICT sector took part in the programme, hosted by E-ICT in Kigali. The programme was designed as part of collaboration between NTUC in Singapore and ICDL Foundation Head Office. The training was attended by representatives of 13 ATCs in various sectors of Government, NGO, Education and Commercial Training Organisations.
The programme had a particular focus on the practical side of training and presented a good opportunity for participants to actively engage in role play and demonstrations, as well as focusing on the theoretical elements of the training plans. The training was delivered by an experienced ICDL trainer from the University of Rwanda, Peter Maina.
Rwandan media covered the event, which is part of ICDL Africa’s commitment to increasing digital literacy levels in the country, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and ICT. Feedback from participants was very positive and there will be additional workshops in Rwanda in the coming months, following an evaluation of the outcomes from this pilot.