Technology and incubation hub, Hive Colab has struck a partnership with the United States Embassy to introduce a mobile programming bus project in Uganda.
The year-long project which will kick off in August this year aims to connect Ugandans in under-served areas with educational opportunities and serve as a program venue for U.S. Embassy staff and visiting speakers.
The project will see a bus traverse the whole country while training and educating school children on various aspects including Literacy (reading and writing), American Culture, STEM, life skills, computer skills, among others.
Among the other activities that will be tacked through the project will be learning about American cultural programs including educational advising (Education USA), life skills, human rights, democracy , peace , leadership training and Sexual Reproductive health and rights training.
It targets to increase access to information for Ugandan Primary and Secondary school youths.
It will also train trainers such that the program continues in the community even when MobiLab moves from that community to the next through partnerships with community computer labs, Community Based Organizations and local area schools with computer labs and to offer a public library to communities in remote areas.