Kigali, 09 September 2018
ICDL Africa Rwanda team together with Solektra held a graduation of 122 candidates who have completed their Digital Citizen training through smart village. The training was meant for 300 candidates but so far 122 have completed the training. However the training is still going on. Digitial Citizen is the first module that was translated into local Language, Kinyarwanda and the classes are conducted in Kinyarwanda.
The training covered 3 categories of pleople in the Security, education sector and the general public. During the event the candidates gave testimonies of how ICDL is giving them access to information around the work because they now have knowledge on internet and how it works. One of the candidates who is also a farmer was happy to be intorduced to Spreadsheets. She says that now she can stock count her crops, be able to make calculations and know when she makes profits or losses.
Present also was the vice mayor of Rulindo District who was very happy with Smart village initiative and thanked ICDL for the skills it has brough to the people in his community.
The CEO of Africa Development Solutions group, Mr Samba Bathili said that their project will bring more computers in the community so that more people in the community will be able to have access to computer training. This community according to him, is a laboratory of how other African villages should look like. Mr Samba is planning to put more training facilities around other villages in Rwanda and this project will not end there because he is looking at partnering with ICDL Africa on Africa level starting with Rwanda, Burkina Faso and Senegal.