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On Saturday 16 August, eight young people from our community proudly stood before their parents, village leaders, and LXP Lesotho Staff to receive their certificates as the first group to complete the LXP Lesotho Computer Skills Training.

The graduates with their certificates

The graduates with their certificates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This computer training initiative started in 2013 when Piet and Leah Bakers invited some youth from the village to gather for bible study and computer lessons. It quickly became apparent that the interest in such training was widespread, and a more inclusive and systematic approach would be beneficial. A curriculum was drawn up, donations of computers procured, and registration was taken for the first group of LXP Lesotho computer students. They met at the local Nkoeng Primary School on Fridays after the students had gone home for the day. After bible study, they commenced with the computer lessons once a week from April until August. Although not an accredited course, the skills learned by the youth included basic computer and keyboard functions, typing skills, and introduction to Microsoft Office.

It was a proud moment last Saturday as we heard speeches and shared a meal to celebrate the dedication and achievement of the class participants. Many of them had never used a computer before this course, since some schools in Lesotho do not teach computer skills. The second class is currently open for registration and will begin lessons later this year.

Proud parents and guests

Proud parents and guests

Speech from the LXP Lesotho Director

Speech from the LXP Lesotho Director

 

 

The gentlemen outside before the ceremony

The gentlemen outside before the ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

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