programs.Once these skills have been mastered we would then be able to branch out into further tuitionon office programs such as Excel and PowerPoint. Excel will be used to progress theirunderstanding of how data can be organized and manipulated easily with computers in a waythat would easily enable them to organize and collate their work. PowerPoint is also anextremely useful tool as it they will utilize it to create presentations aiding them in theirunderstanding of English literacy and personal presentation skills.IT lessons have now become a permanentpart of the curriculum, with each classdesignated to an afternoon of wordprocessing lessons. Volunteers work one-on-one with the children to aid them intheir training and track each of theirindividual progress. They commence withbasic laptop use, progressing through totwo hand typing, up to creating andwriting their own reports.We are currently researching educationalsoftware that will further enhance subjectspecific engagement, such asmathematics games, electronicencyclopedias, and other subject specificsoftware, which would help enhance anddiversify the learning experience offeredto the children of Ratu Meli School.
Math’s games have so far proved an
exciting challenge for the students and afantastic alternative learning environmentin what can be a challenging class formany of the students.We hope to increase the
future prospects by enabling them to have access tocomputers, early exposure to which will be an asset to them in higher education and improvefuture employability. This is an extremely new and exciting addition to the curriculum of RatuMeli School, and one that we can see making a dramatic change to the students learningabilities and achievements. On behalf of Ratu Meli School and GVI, we would like to express our