Prayers were answered once again when we were in need of some computers to help children (who are not able to attend school) have some learning tools in their homes. The opportunity to use computers would also help children who do really well at school. With the donation of some desktop computers and the help of the men in our team, we were able to build up 6 good PC’s.
Math games and English worksheets were installed for the children to work through and better their education while playing on the computer.
We gave one to Jabulani; he is 18 years of age but paralyzed and stays home the whole day. We sat with him and taught him how to use the mouse and switch on the computer. He has a younger sister who was very eager to also learn, and will be helping him with the Math games.
Another PC was given to a young woman named Fortunate; she is also paralysed, but very smart, and learned very quickly. We played a game where you had to drag the correct answer across the screen to the relevant box; within 20 minutes, she was able to click and drag with the mouse.
Zodwa, 19 year old girl who attends many of our courses (including Sunday School) also received a PC. She has had computer classes before at school and was very excited to have her own computer on which she can complete her studies and improve her PC skills.
We gave another girl, called Happy, a computer. She is still in primary school. She quickly learned how to use the PC. Her whole family (consisting of her mother, aunt, 2 sisters and 2 brothers) were all excited and loved watching her play around on the PC. Using the program “Note Pad”, she typed in a couple of sentences; we showed her how to save the document and then open it again. She was amazed that you could do that. She is looking forward to writing many “thank you” notes.