Rewired Africa was formed in 2014 following on from the work of The Re-Wired Project but working in partnership with Mission Direct.
Our vision continues to be one of enabling African children to share in the Information Technology revolution. IT is important for Africa, because the West is moving so quickly technologically. Africa is getting left behind and the gap between the Developed countries and the Developing ones is only getting larger. We need to ensure this gap does not get any bigger, by giving the African children, the next generation, the skills to develop the use of the IT revolution in their own countries.
Rewired Africa is working in partnership with Mission Direct on projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe. At the end of 2019 over 400 computers have been installed in classrooms and child development projects in and around Lusaka, Zambia and Mutare, Zimbabwe.
In 2020 we had one team planned to visit Mutare in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe for two weeks from the 25th July. Unfortunately due the Covid 19 Pandemic this trip was cancelled but we are finalising the trip for 2021 to Zimbabwe.
The team will be working at the Joshua Dhube School to install between 25 and 30 laptops depending on funding and also to provide more education and support to the IT teachers. Our fundraising target to deliver the work we have planned in 2021 is £10,000.
Helping African children to learn computer skills in this digital age