We are dedicated to transforming the young minds towards the usage of technology. Our slogan is ” Be tech smart. Always think before you click.”
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Describe in detail what your Organisation does:
Tekhsmart Zambia is a Zambian non-governmental organization registered with the ministry of community development and social services. The aim of the organization is to promote the nine elements of digital citizenship. These are: Digital access,Digital literacy,Digital etiquette,Digital commerce,Digital law,Digital rights,Digital responsibilities Digital health and Digital security.
We establish clubs and association in Zambian schools, colleges, universities and communities that involve young people in the advocacy against technology abuse. Other functions of the organization are to educate young people, parents and teachers to be responsible and smart users of digital technologies, promote positive use of digital technologies, and educate people about dangers of cyberbullying and technology addiction. We provide counselling services to cyberbullying victims and to make ICTs available in rural communities. The organization operates from Chongwe and Lusaka districts of Zambia. Our offices are in Chongwe at Chalimbana primary and Mukamambo (ii) Girls Secondary schools.
How long has your Organisation been operational?
In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?
Finances and equipment( computer hardware and software.)
Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:
Interesting, challenging and satisfying.
Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?
Yes. TechSoup, Computeraid, computers for African schools,PhambanoTech,Common Sense media.
If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?
Getting help in hardware and software resources.
In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?
Global connection and resources.
Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?
They should be true to their cause of helping others, work hard and dedicate their lives to the cause.
If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?
lack of dedication and commitment to the cause of helping others.
Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:
We are the first Zambian registered organization to promote the nine elements of digital citizenship.Most African countries are struggling with issues to with digital citizenship,such as cyber bullying,tech abuse and addiction.This is a great challenge especially among young people in our continent.Being one of the pioneers to help the younger generation to develop values towards the usage of technology is an achievement to reckon with.
Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?
Valuable, helpful and unique