Ranithumka computer lab
Installing a new laptop computer lab at the Shree Ranithumka School in the Syangja District.
- Location : Shree Ranithumka Lower Secondary School Putalibazar - 11, Syangja District (GPS: 28.092449, 83.821470)
- Population : Students: 175 | Grades: 1 to 8 + pre-primary 13 teachers
- Project : New school computer lab with 10 Lenovo laptops
- Date : May 2019
- Category : Computers,
In April 2019, we were able to secure 15 Lenovo laptop computers for distribution to schools in Syangja.
Because computer science is a compulsory subject in grades 6, 7 and 8, there is a greater need for computers at lower or higher secondary schools. However, we have also provided computers to basic schools because they engage students with early childhood educational software and videos during class. They have also been a valuable resource for teachers to develop their computer skills and source online educational materials to enhance the learning experience of their students.
One of the schools, the Shree Ranithumka School, was chosen because the majority of families in the area were from the traditionally marginalised Baise and Sudra Caste. Also, the schools had no capacity to purchase computers or software and, as is the case for many rural government schools, they relied on donations to obtain teaching materials and equipment other that the basics such as blackboards, textbooks, pencils and paper.
At the Ranithumka School, we installed ten Lenovo laptops with external mice, Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Software. The school had three desktop computers but none of them were functioning.