ICDL Africa and the Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) have completed a successful pilot project as part of an initiative to raise the digital skill levels of local and central government employees, and members of the public in the country. The project, which lasted 9 months, was funded by the government through the country’s National Capacity Building Secretariat, and saw candidates from the security sector trained and tested in the four ICDL Base modules and three of the ICDL Intermediate modules.
A three-day ‘Train the Trainer’ (TTT) programme in Kenya took place in early April, providing ICDL trainers from various Kenyan Accredited Test Centres (ATC) the opportunity to update their skills and learn about new ICDL modules.
Participants from across Tunisia took part in a recent workshop on ICDL, organised after a number of meetings between Specto, the ICDL National Operator in Tunisia, and the Tunisian Ministry of Education. The workshop was supervised by the General Director of the National Center for Technologies in Education, Eng. Skandar Ghenia.
A new agreement between LQAS, the ICDL National Operator in Libya, and the Abu Salim Municipal Council will see 100 candidates trained, tested and certified to the ICDL standard.
ECDL Foundation launched its newest module, ICT in Education, at an event in Kigali today. The module is aimed at teachers, and will equip them with the skills they need to effectively use technology in the classroom. The launch took place during ICDL Africa’s Annual Test Centre Forum in the Rwandan capital.
The Digital Ambassador Program is a new initiative to support Rwanda in increasing the number of digitally literate citizens and to transform young job seekers, helping them to deliver digital skills programs in their communities.
The Digital Citizen programme was launched at Nu Vision High School in Kigali, Rwanda by ICDL Africa. ICDL trainers and students were joined by the school’s Principal, Ndumiso Dube, ICDL Coordinator, Apollo Ssempebwa, and representatives of ICDL Africa including General Manager, Etinick Mutinda, and Rwanda Country Manager, Solange Umulisa.
ICDL can lead to many things, but for one young South African woman, the opportunity to blend technology and conservation brought her face-to-face with a rhino.
Representatives of ICDL Africa presented the ICDL programme to an audience of over 200 potential candidates at the Machakos Institute of Technology career day on 22 February. The event, which took place in Machakos, Kenya, was an opportunity for high-school leavers to learn about how they can advance their education and kick-start their careers.
Specto, the ICDL National Operator in Sudan, held a 10-day workshop in the country on Online Collaboration and Web Editing, with the intention of encouraging participants to plan the implementation of the modules. Participants from 16 Accredited Test Centers, representing the main institutes and universities, attended the workshop. These included Bayan College of Science and Technology, Khartoum College of Applied Studies, Karary University, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudatel Telecom Academy SUDACAD, and the Directorate of Information Systems, among others.