It is hard to believe that it has been over a month since my team and I returned from Uganda, and that summer is coming to an end. My time in Nkokonjeru was absolutely incredible, I tell everyone it was one of the best experiences of my life, and even though I am still in college, I am confident that statement will remain true for the rest of my life.
Our project addressed the community’s need of computer access and education. We held two different class sessions twice a week for local primary school teachers. We focused on basic computer skills such as typing and opening and saving files and the moved on to different Office programs like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The final week would focus on using and navigating the Internet. Unfortunately, my team and I rean out of time, so a local computer teacher, Dan, taught that lessons after our departure. Our hope is that the teachers take the lessons they learned and apply them to their own lesson plans and teach their students about the different functions of computers.
Even after the completion of the project, it is still hard to believe that we actually went to Africa. I had been dreaming of this trip since last October and after all of the roadblocks that seemed to continuously pop up, I very much doubted the reality of the project getting completed. I am so proud of my chapter and my team for overcoming every obstacle that was thrown our way. It is a true testament to the ability of a group of determined students, and I was so happy to be a member of such teams.