The Basic Education Computer Learning Center (BECLC) has been operating since November 2014 in Xaignabouli Province, Laos. At first, we provided five computer labs to rural high schools. We also provided them with computer training to improve teachers’ computer skills with our computer curriculum once a year. In 2017, we opened three more computer labs in Xaignabouli Province. To help schools run computer labs by themselves, the implementation also included financial management, computer lab maintenance and teaching methodology training. We provided teachers with the opportunity to exchange lessons learned and to identify BECLC management strategies together at a one day workshop after the training.
In conclusion, currently we have eight schools with direct beneficiaries of around 2,500 students and 30 teachers. Furthermore, our teachers are representatives for the Xaignabouli ICT Center, which organises computer curriculum training in other schools to benefit staff, students and communities.