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Redefining Digital Literacy: Teaching Computer Skills With Just A Chalkboard

By Joanne Ainabyona

In 2023, the LeNoir Foundation, a UK-based 'for impact' organization, concluded the construction of a library at Saving Arms Primary School in Kampala, Uganda. While outfitting the facility with tables, chairs, and books, one essential element remained absent: computers. The only technology at hand was one computer owned by the school and another donated laptop.

Imagine teaching a computer class without any computers! That's what Esther Nakigudde, a 25 year-old community and social development graduate at Kyambogo University, and a supply teacher at Saving Arms Primary School, must deal with. So, she gets right down to it and uses some colorful chalk to draw and just one monitor to illustrate.

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