Our volunteer Coaches change the lives of children every single day by teaching them about issues like disease prevention and conflict resolution. They make education fun by using play based activities and games, and validate children's engagement through interactive guided discussions.
Through the generous support of Microsoft and a delivery partnership with KiBO Foundation, we implemented a three month Digital Literacy Training programme based on the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum and Right To Play programmes and tools. We equipped the Coaches' with technology skills in order to communicate using email and social media.
This training has allowed the Coaches in all of our projects across Uganda to communicate with each other and their project supervisors more quickly and easily. Instead of waiting for face to face meetings that sometimes require more than three hours of driving to attend, or using expensive mobile phone calls to connect, they are now able to have remote online meetings.
Having access to technology has increased our productivity throughout Uganda. More importantly, it has bolstered our Coaches' confidence, empowering them to be better leaders to the children and young people they reach and to their communities.
Microsoft has supported Right To Play since May 2013, providing support for two projects. The first is an investment in Right To Play's core activity in East Africa – the Raising Her Voice programme. The second is a series of interconnected information and communication technology (ICT) projects that will be piloted in three East African countries.