Informatics and Computer Basics Course for Visually Impaired People (ICBVI)
Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world. As a former country devastated by war, Sierra Leone, belongs to the Least Developed Countries and the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries.
Figures show that out of a population of around 6 million people, over 100,000 people in the country are blind and the numbers grow even more if we consider visual impaired generally speaking. As we can imagine, in an already weak and poor context, the issues people living with blindness have to face in the daily life are even worse since they are often unable to access education or earn a living, and many experience various forms of discrimination and neglect.
For this reason, with the amazing support of Sustain for Life, English nonprofit organization, whose mission is to better the world one community at a time and of Dr. Cristian Bernareggi we prepared and tested a new educational path: The Informatics and Computer Basics Course for Visually Impaired People (ICBVI).
In October 2019 we tested the new training material prepared by Dr. Bernareggi at Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown.
The testing phase ended on February 17, 2020 with the certificate distribution to the first 10 students of our new course. For the occasion the Executive Director of Sustain for Life was present and distributed the certificates to the beneficiaries.
With this new educational path, we do hope to contribute even more to the fight against the Digital Divide
Thank you to our partners and supporters to make it happen!