Below you will see the bio of our Field Associate in Zambia and a summary of WCE’s work in Zambia.
Misheck Mutuzana: WCE’s Field Associate in Zambia. He represents WCE in Zambia and is moving toward developing a WCE Chapter in Lusaka. His team currently offers repair warranties for WCE computers shipped to Zambia. He is a Country Coordinator for WCE Strategic Ally, iEARN-Zambia.
World Computer Exchange (WCE) is ready to send our 11th shipment to Lusaka. The computers are usually preloaded with English versions of Linux Xubuntu operating system (more resistant to viruses than Windows), Libre/Office suite (can be saved in Word), Edubuntu, Khan Academy and our content pack of education, health, agriculture, environment, and technology content for offline use. WCE seeks a Corporate Sponsor to match the donations from our Partners to help in covering the costs for our upcoming shipment. WCE is now recruiting future recipients from among our 179 interested groups in Zambia. Previously: WCE has shipped 3,806 low-cost refurbished computers loaded with educational content for offline use in 10 containers to Zambia to connect 276 schools and centers with 649,250 youth over the years. Many of these schools are assisted by Peace Corps Volunteers and we hope they will participate again in the future as they do in Zambia and 16 other developing countries. Some of the recipients have been institutions that help deaf youth. Prior WCE shipments to Zambia have been partially financially Sponsored by Coopers Lybrand, Atlas REO Services, the Woodford Foundation, and the ABILIS Foundation. Inspire Girls: Zambia may join our six other pilot countries of this WCE pilot. The pilot has teachers from each pilot country co-developing and field testing 5 resources for teachers interested interested in inspiring girls to pursue careers in technology. In Zambia and each pilot country, WCE is allied with the iEARN country affiliate, which helps train teachers who are new to the internet and involves them in online experiential learning projects. iEARN is led by Shalala Oliver Sepiso, the iEARN-Zambia Country Coordinator and prior WCE computer recipient. The iEARN-Zambia letter of commitment is available. After the resources are ready, they will be widely disseminated through WCE’s network of 4,300 organizations in 79 developing countries. WCE Development Officers for Zambia: Zvondai Muchenje, Vincent Ndhlovu, and Dr. Muna Ndulo. WCE Field Associate for Zambia: Misheck Mutuzana. WCE Regional Manager for Southern & East Africa: Jon Holland.