Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) has decided to donate a total of 40 used personal computers to the Republic of Sierra Leone in West Africa as part of its overseas computer education support activities (IDCE), and an online donation ceremony was held on September 9, 2021, connecting KCG Kyoto Station School and the Republic of Sierra Leone.For more than 30 years since 1990, the IDCE has been donating computers used in education to developing countries and providing technical guidance to local teachers.Mr. Gauger Komba, who came from Sierra Leone to study at Kyoto College of Computer Science and Institute of Technology (KCGI) and has been teaching at the University of Management and Technology (UNIMTECH) in the country as Head of the Department of Management Information Systems, Business IT and Electronics and Communication since his completion in September 2016, was instrumental in this donation.
The ceremony was attended by President Patrick Unisa Taylor, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at KCG, Mr. Aruna Bakar, Director of the Finance Bureau of KCG, and Ms. Komba from Japan, Mr. Yoichi Terashita, Vice President of KCGI, and Mr. Shozo Naito, Professor of KCGI, who was in charge of Ms. Komba's instruction at KCGI.President Taylor and his colleagues expressed their hope that the computer donation would be an encouragement to the country suffering from the spread of the new coronavirus infection and that it would play an important role in the development of computer science in the country.Due to the effects of the new coronavirus, shipping to overseas destinations is currently restricted, so we will deliver computers to the sites in order based on the situation.
Sierra Leone is located on the Atlantic coast of western West Africa with a population of about 7.81 million.Since the end of the civil war in 1991, which lasted for more than 11 years, the country has been rebuilding its economy, finances, and local communities with the support of the international community, while at the same time promoting computer education throughout the country.The computers donated by KCG are expected to make a significant contribution to ICT in the country.
The IDCE (International Development of Computer Education) is an international computer education support program in which KCG donates computers used in education to developing countries and Eastern Europe and trains local teachers to teach computer education. Since the donation to the Kingdom of Thailand in 1990, KCG has supported a total of 26 countries, including Ghana, Poland, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Niger, Gabon, and last year Cambodia.Through IDCE, KCG is promoting the creation and dissemination of computer culture on a global scale.