2023 國立清華大學東非國際志工團


東非志工團於2008年成立至今,結合清華大學資訊、自然科學專長的優勢, 從一開始以提供電腦硬體設備、建立電腦教室作為服務起點,至2023年間,我們持續導入了電腦軟體相關的教育課程,並將教學系統、教材等傳承,培養學校老師、當地的大學生為種子,期望藉由學生的力量,讓教學在我們離開之後得以延續,提升當地資訊教育的風氣。



 2.建立 5間電腦教室
 3.指導 8間學校授課
 4.拜訪 15間學校
 5.舉辦 1場跨校競賽





Planning Progress

The volunteer group was established in 2008 and has been operating since then. With the strengths of expertise in information technology and science studies from National Tsing Hua University, our journey began with providing computer hardware equipment and establishing computer classrooms as our initial services. Over the years, we have progressively introduced computer software-related educational courses. We have also worked on the continuity of teaching systems and materials, preparing local school teachers and university students as seeds of knowledge. Our aspiration is to empower teaching through the efforts of locals, ensuring the continuity even without us being there, thereby enhancing the local culture of information education.
Under the guidance of the TAISA (Taiwan Africa International Service Association), the team developed the coding educational program, in collaboration with the Taiwan Coding Education Association. We translated Scratch programming materials, established coding clubs in local schools, and provided programming education courses. This year, we organized the Symposium, a one-day coding competition across 12 schools, aiming to ignite the passion for programming among local students.
Service Benefit
Due to the impact of the epidemic, during the two years of remote service, the team not only reviewed the results of the past 15 years of service, but also re-explored how to meet the new curriculum, and added new course offerings, such as the SCRATCH programing. At the same time, the team also improved the teaching mode to better meet the local needs, so as to make the Kenyan information education environment more advanced! Throughout this trip, we immersed ourselves into Kenya and accomplished the important tasks:
1.Deliver 120 computers
2.Establish 5 computer labs
3.Instruct 8 schools 
4.Visit 15 schools
5.Organize 1 inter-school competition
6.Benefit over 1500 students
Future prosepects
To continue this service, members will continue to pass down the information from the visits. With records of the computer status and needs of each school, members will keep exploring new service opportunities and improve the methodology by studying the feedbacks. During the service days, we cherish the hard-earned opportunities to build up friendship with local teachers and students, and bring the traditional festivals and food culture of Taiwan to Kenya, so as to get closer to each other through cultural exchanges. We hope that in the future, we can continue to make use of the tiered counseling system to optimize the information education environment of the local schools. With a systematic analysis based on the four key points, namely, infrastructures, curricula, teachers' qualifications, and policies, so as to identify potential needs and assist the schools to be more effective. Based on the four key points of infrastructure, curriculum, teachers' qualifications and policies, we will conduct a systematic analysis to find out the potential needs of each school and assist them in utilizing the resources more efficiently, so that the overall program is not just a short-term and immediate operation, but will also be able to carry out a long-term basis and achieve the goal of sustainable development.