Category: Impacts

Impacts WCE has made on the world.

  • Inspired Girl

    Inspired Girl

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    Her Experience with Inspire Girls This girl from Zambia, a former student of Misheck’s, sent us a short video talking about what Coding Bootcamp / Inspire Girls did for her. “As girls really need more such electronic gadgets such as, smart phones, tablets, laptops, because they enable us, learn different digital skills, we are able…

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  • Chapter Spotlight: Sai Shettar

    Chapter Spotlight: Sai Shettar

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    Meet Sai: “World Computer Exchange has allowed me to develop my leadership skills and meet new people while allowing me to help reduce the educational barriers underrepresented students around the world face.” In this edition of our quarterly newsletter, we are delighted to introduce you to someone who plays a vital role in our mission…

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  • Spotlight: MISHECK MUTUZANA

    Spotlight: MISHECK MUTUZANA

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    WHO IS MISHECK MUTUZANA? Intelligent, inspiring, and impressionable. These three words describe Misheck Mutuzana, a jack of all trades from Zambia working to expand its education system. As World Computer Exchange’s Field Associate, he is responsible for coordinating Inspire Girls coding boot camps and helping get more computers in schools. To date, has trained 250…

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  • New Technology Innovation Center in Ghana Honors Timothy Anderson

    New Technology Innovation Center in Ghana Honors Timothy Anderson

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    Here are the happy teachers who attended a workshop at the new technology innovation center in the Old Odonasi Village in Ghana for several primary schools serving 440 students and 30 teachers. The center was built by Empathy FX International and has 80 computers that were sent from WCE. They are naming one of their…

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  • The Diverse Impacts of Liberia Shipment

    The Diverse Impacts of Liberia Shipment

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    Before the pandemic… Before the pandemic, WCE shipped 484 computers to Liberia. The computers were prepared by volunteers at WCE’s Boston Chapter. The shipment was completed with assistance from Dr. Janice Cooper, a WCE International Advisory Council Member, and Leroy Beldeh, the WCE Field Associate in Liberia. Leroy is one of six Field Associates who…

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  • Student Leads Refurbishing Club in Atlanta

    Student Leads Refurbishing Club in Atlanta

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    Howard Hua, a junior at Wheeler High School in Atlanta, first became involved in WCE two years ago during a donation drive, in which he helped load 80 computers. Inspired by this experience, Howard used his interest in technology to lead his own refurbishing club, Wheeler Technical Community, at his high school.  Wheeler Technical Community…

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  • Former Volunteer Becomes New Strategic Ally

    Former Volunteer Becomes New Strategic Ally

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    Nelly Cheboi was 18 the first time she used a computer: she was applying to colleges in the US from her home country, Kenya. A few years later, she graduated from Augustana College with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and built a school in rural Kenya with the goal of bringing computer learning to…

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  • Inspiring Girls with Female Role Models

    Inspiring Girls with Female Role Models

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    True to its name, the Inspire Girls project is undergoing changes to better inspire girls interested in pursuing STEM careers. According to a 2017 report from the US Department of Commerce, women consist of only 24% of those employed in US STEM occupations. This number decreases substantially for women in developing nations. Recognizing this, WCE…

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  • Student Leads Refurbishing Club in Andover

    Student Leads Refurbishing Club in Andover

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    Alice Yu: Student Leader Redefines WCE Refurbishing Club Alice Yu is just like any other junior in high school. However, her passions for both tech and volunteerism helped her become a student leader of two successful WCE refurbishing clubs near Boston. The Computer Fusion Club meets once a month at the high school, while another…

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  • WCE Names 1st Teacher Fellow

    WCE Names 1st Teacher Fellow

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    WCE has named Beatrice Nyinawingeli of Remera, Rwanda as the first WCE Inspire Girls Teacher Fellow. She will be granted laptops and $200 to develop a sharable teacher resource from her project, which trains young mothers in computers and sewing.   Nyinawingeli has been a teacher in Remera since 1993, rotating between rural villages in…

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