Lagos, NIGERIA — December 10, 2021: Street Kids Helping Initiative recently held the sixth edition of its annual Tech Tour project, teaching critical digital skills to students in Akute-Ajuwon, Ogun State. This year’s programme ran from Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Thursday, November 25, 2021 and visited two schools — Sound Scholars Nursery and Primary School and Faith Foundation College.
Tech Tour is a digital education programme designed to expose children in low-income communities to basic technology. Participants at the 2021 edition received training on performing basic computer operations and accessing the Internet, with some classes teaching exciting concepts like Internet of Things!
SKHI Executive Director, Oladimeji Caxton-Martins reiterated Tech Tour’s importance, saying the programme would help bridge the Digital Divide in Nigeria and improve the pool of computer literates in the country.
“Many kids in rural areas never learn how to use computers until adulthood, by which time they have fallen behind their peers in urban areas. Tech Tour hopes to reverse this trend by taking tech education to remote communities where access to technology is low.”
Beyond the expert-led classes, Tech Tour ’21 featured hands-on computer training, interactive Q&A sessions, and a special quiz session. Two students with the highest grades will receive a laptop each at a date to be announced later.
About Street Kids Helping Initiative
Street Kids Helping Initiative (formerly known as Street Love Nigeria) is a registered nonprofit dedicated to improving the welfare of children in Nigeria’s low-income communities.
Since 2018, Street Kids Helping Initiative has implemented educational programmes, welfare outreaches, and donation drives, impacting thousands of children positively
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This press release is exclusive to Tech With Africa.