Unicef Uganda “Community Computer” Content Portal
Learning system for deployment onto ruggedized rural community centers in Uganda
The “Community Computer” initiative is a joint project of UNICEF’s Basic Education section and Uganda’s
Ministry of Education and Sports. The aim of the initiative is to bring improved access to information,
especially critical educational and health content, to Uganda’s children, parents and teachers – through the
installation of a variety of rugged computer kiosks and other sites in locations across the country.
Many Ugandans have never interacted with a computer before or have a very low level of computer literacy.
This is a particular disadvantage for teachers, who are responsible for educating the next generation of
Ugandan citizens, in a world where basic IT skills are becoming more and more important.
Exygy worked with Unicef to build a heavily customized WordPress install targeted at some pretty atypical WordPress users: rural Ugandans without Internet Access. These system are deployed in learning spaces across Uganda (including primary teacher colleges, community and youth centres, and schools). These spaces have no internet access, and our system is their “offline portal” into the internet — it delivers content useful to all Ugandan citizens, to educators, to youth and to parents without the need for an expensive internet connection.