Computer Science

Computer Science

Kibuye has a primary school that serves 1200 kids. The sprawling campus sits north-west of the hospital. It's summer, so we meet older students at the soccer field in the evenings.

One highschooler, Audas, has been taking Computer Science for two years. Here, taking a CS class means learning Word, Excel, and a music mixing program called Virtual DJ. The forty-five students share five computers.

Access to the internet for the students makes it difficult to learn new software on their own. The nearest public internet is in Gitega, a city of 40,000.

Audas asked questions about different software he could use. "For instance, anti-virus, making movies, other programs." After seeing some resources for learning computer programming, he paused. "This is a large step."