In our IT education projects, we co-operate with local NGO, schools and other education institutions in Africa. We provide techncial and financial support in setting up computer rooms and in offering IT training programmes for beginners and advanced students.
In Germany, we partner with IT experts, companies, institutions who like their computers to be re-used in a sustainable and socially responsible way or who like to share their IT expertise and entrepreneurship experience. An important partner in equipping our partners in Africa with hardware is Labdoo. Labdoo is a non-profit collaborative social network which brings unused laptops loaded with educational applications to schools.
We work demand-driven, need-based and act on requests of local organisations in Africa. We support in getting the computer lab up and running, draft training plans and train trainers and students.
The partner organisation recruits the participants of the trainings after having established selection criteria such as motivation and the financial situation of their families. The training curricula is closely developed with the partner organisation, because they know the needs and interests much better than we do. Leapfrog offers class-room and online trainings and provides access to online learning plattforms.
Leapfrog monitors and evaluates the IT trainings for quality ensurance and to ensure its the quality and to make sure that they have an impact on people’s life. Our partners regularly send progress reports, we have online discussion sessions, evaluations and visit our projects regularly.