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 also the Country Coordinator for WCE´s Strategic Ally, iEARN-Zambia. He is pictured here with WCE´s President, Timothy Anderson.
World Computer Exchange (WCE) is ready to send our 11th shipment to Lusaka. The computers are usually preloaded with English versions of Linux Ubuntu 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.
Over the years, WCE has shipped 3,806 low-cost refurbished computers loaded with educational content for offline use to Zambia to connect 276 schools and centers that have connected 649,250. Many of these schools are assisted by Peace Corps Volunteers whom we hope will participate again in the future as they have in Zambia and in 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 five other pilot countries. The project has teachers from each pilot country co-developing and field testing with a teacher and students outside of Africa five 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 was founded by Shalala Oliver Sepiso, a prior WCE computer recipient. The current iEARN Country Coordinator is Misheck Mutuzana who is also our Field Associate. 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 thanks our volunteer Development Officers for Zambia: Zvondai Muchenje, Vincent Ndhlovu, and Dr. Muna Ndulo.