In the need to bridge the digital divide ILICIT Africa in partnership with Lara learning started the Children Digital Literacy program in Bududa. Children’s Digital Centre is being piloted with children from the age of the 3 to 10yrs. 30 children for the first time learnt how to use tablets. The tablets were installed with Education Apps. The Pilot phase that started in May is set to last for a period of 2 years.
Indigenous children in rural areas have a challenge of accessing digital devices and computers due to the high costs and they cannot afford Digital devices. To some of the community members, they were seeing the Tablets for the first time in their lives and were scared of touching them and fear for them to be broken. Bududa being a rural area experience challenges in ICT and the youth and adults through the learning Centre have got an opportunity to access.