Family Care Foundation (FCF) program focus: Computer and Educational

Talented and capable young people in developing nations often lack opportunities for basic education and vocational training, as well as the confidence, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in life and to break the cycle of poverty into which they were born.

Despite remarkable technological advances, and the wealth and opportunities this creates, the gap between the Internet haves and have-nots is a widening chasm. More than 80% of people in the world have never even heard a dial tone, let alone surfed the Web.

Family Care Foundations Computer Literacy projects work to bridge this digital divide. We teach computer skills, install computers in needy schools and institutions, host comprehensive computer labs, and provide vocational courses.

Family Care Foundation also provides both free academic education and on-the-job training in trades such as computer assembly and repair, electrical engineering, sewing and design, furniture construction and carpentry. Students also learn about people handling, teamwork, time-management, efficiency, personal development and presentation skills.

Thus, Family Care Foundation creates 21st century opportunities to equip young people to make their way in the world. And they become part of the long-term solution for the needs of their greater community.

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