Year 2004: Computer center in Uganda

05 July, 2016 Africa, Mission Trips
luwerocomputer - Year 2004: Computer center in Uganda

During its 2004 mission trip, the Ann Foundation directed its focus on another part of the world, helping establish a computer learning center in Luwero, Uganda. The center was the result of local Luwero man Patrick Kirumira, who contacted Ann for help.

After an arduous two-year process soliciting donations for computers, software and other adaptive equipment donations, the Ann Foundation successfully opened the Luwero Computer Learning Center. Initially, both the children and teachers in Luwero were apprehensive, having little experience or understanding of how to use the new technology. Eager to learn, though, these same students and teachers gradually got to grips with the educational software and numerous children have now been given the computer skills needed to expand their horizons and brighten their futures.

During the same mission trip, the Ann Foundation donated 15 wheelchairs to the school, enabling disabled students to move freely for the first time in their lives. Before the wheelchairs, many of these students had been forced to crawl or to manage with crutches.