Refugee ICT Project in East Sudan
"I started training young people using my personal laptop and realized that there was a huge interest in ICT studies amongst the youth and particularly those interested in career pathways such as finance, science and medicine,” he says.
“In the current world that we live in, ICT is a gateway to a brilliant and secure future for any youth. It opens numerous doors of opportunities in education and for others it helps them secure better and well-paying jobs,” he says.
“After receiving the equipment from UNHCR, with the support of the community steering committee that is supporting this project, we put up posters, made announcements around the camp and posted the call for applications on Facebook,” Mohammed says. “Over 100 people applied but we selected 60 due to time constraints and the number of equipment that we have available.”
“I have a very supportive husband and he is the one taking care of our boy and girl when I am attending these classes,” she says. “So far I am learning a lot and I know these ICT skills will benefit me a lot and I plan to teach my children.”
“I want to get dignified work in the future and that’s why I am equipping myself right now,” she says. “My parents and siblings are very supportive and that’s why my younger sister is also attending these classes.”
“There is no need of having trainers coming from outside the camp. Mohammed and the other trainer supporting him are highly qualified, and they are providing us with great skills and mentorship which will enable us to pay it forward,” he says.