With the ever growing currents of globalization, everything is changing. Every single activity of man from agriculture to the economy, education and even governance fast moving towards technology with many systems aspiring for e-government setups and the world’s economy curling around e-commerce.
With this growth and change, job types, roles and competences are now converging more on issues affecting the globe easily manoeuvred through the internet. Given this status quo, computer knowledge becomes a need not just for those within the professions directly linked to computer technology or engineering, but one needed by all people and sectors in society.
Because of the command for a new professional generation to brave these changes, it becomes necessary therefore, to equip young minds with the skills needed in order to command this new trend and make the world a better place by creating new software and electronic platforms to ease intercultural exchanges and trade. Also, in order to make this sustainable, it is important to bring this technology closer to the children, who are commonly tagged “leaders of tomorrow,” but many of whom have unfortunately never seen a computer in their lives. This also, because minds are most creative when young and a skill initiated at that young age, gives more assurance for better grounding.
It is also worthy to note that Africa’s growth risks being slowed down simply because it’s leadership is aging and the contemporary challenges don’t match its skill and experience. As such, there is need to build a new competent generation, to face the world with a moral and fruitful touch of technology by first getting to understand its propellers (computer/internet) then how they can be used to make Africa and the world a better place.
Nokidbehind is your visionary NGO with mission to bring technology closer to our children’s education.