Nursing School Capacity Building

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Nursing School Capacity Building
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Country: Swaziland
Volunteer(s) Name: K Stein
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Texas
Funds community contributed: $1360
Percentage community contributed: 24%
Funds needed were: $4110
Funds requested were: $4110
PPCP #: 645-071
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Swaziland 2009 (3).
Neighborhood Care Point, Nursing School Capacity Building, School Kitchen Renovation
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Info about the Nursing School Capacity Building

Good Shepherd Nursing School is a two-year nursing assistant program. It is the only nursing assistant program in Swaziland. With the world’s highest HIV prevalence, Swaziland’s need for highly competent and trained health care workers is crucial. Technological assistance plays a significant role in building institutional capacity by creating opportunities to rapidly access research findings and other credible web-based resources. Available emerging evidence is especially important for the school to build capacity because it trains many students that will help combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Accessible and updated information is a vital teacher and student resource for developing a high quality training program. Technological assistance will also build local institutional capacity by providing efficient lecture preparation and curriculum revision and shareable presentations between schools.

The principal proposes that technological assistance will overall improve the quality and delivery of information to the students. The total cost is USD 5470. The cost includes one school laptop, one LCD projector, and four flash drives for use by the faculty. Two desktop computers, one printer, and printer cable will be purchased for use by the students. The computers and laptop will be equipped with Microsoft Office and recent antivirus software. The school will enroll all four teachers into a basic computer skills training course through the Community Multimedia Center, which includes Microsoft Office and the internet courses. The school will also provide computer desks and chairs, internet installation and maintenance fees, transport for the quotations, equipment purchasing, and delivery, and equipment setup.

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