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The Basic Computer Skills course for kids aged 5-15 is designed to introduce young learners to fundamental concepts and practical skills in the world of computing. Through engaging and age-appropriate activities, this course aims to foster a foundational understanding of computer usage, promote digital literacy, and lay the groundwork for future learning in the ever-evolving field of technology.

Who Can Take This Course?

This course is tailored for children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are eager to explore and understand the basics of using a computer. Whether your child is a complete beginner or has some prior exposure, this course is structured to accommodate various skill levels and learning styles.


  • Develop a comfortable and confident relationship with basic computer hardware and software.
  • Introduce fundamental computer concepts such as keyboarding, mouse navigation, and understanding icons.
  • Cultivate digital literacy skills to navigate age-appropriate websites and applications.
  • Foster creativity through introductory programming and digital art activities.
  • Instill responsible and safe online behavior.


  • No prior knowledge of computers is required.

Module 1: Use Computing Devices

1.1 Use the Mouse

  • Introduction to mouse functions
  • Basic mouse navigation skills

1.2 Identify Computer Devices

  • Overview of computer hardware components
  • Identification and purpose of essential devices

1.3 Operate a Computer and Printer

  • Basic computer operations
  • Printer usage and troubleshooting

1.4 Use Computing Devices Test

  • Assessment of mouse, computer, and printer skills

Module 2: Navigate an Operating System

2.1 Examine the Windows Operating System

  • Introduction to the Windows OS
  • Understanding the desktop and interface

2.2 Use Windows and the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Hands-on experience with Windows 7
  • Navigating system tools and features

2.3 Use Personalization Features & Access Software Programs

  • Customizing settings and preferences
  • Accessing and using software programs

2.4 Navigate an Operating System Test

  • Assessment of operating system navigation skills

Module 3: Use a Keyboard Effectively

3.1 Explore the Keyboard

  • Introduction to keyboard layout and keys
  • Basic keyboard terminology

3.2 Practice Keyboarding Mechanics

  • Hands-on keyboarding exercises
  • Building typing speed and accuracy

3.3 Use the Keyboard

  • Practical application of keyboard skills
  • Keyboard shortcuts and functions

3.4 Use a Keyboard Effectively Test

  • Assessment of keyboard proficiency

Module 4: Create Documents using Word Processing Software

4.1 Explore Microsoft Word

  • Introduction to Word processing software
  • Basic features of Microsoft Word

4.2 Manage Your Documents

  • Document creation, saving, and organizing
  • Formatting and editing documents

4.3 Edit Your Documents

  • Advanced editing techniques in Microsoft Word
  • Collaboration features

4.4 Create Documents Using Word Processing Software Test

  • Assessment of document creation and editing skills

Module 5: Demonstrate Basic Email Functions

5.1 Explore Email

  • Introduction to email communication
  • Understanding the email interface

5.2 Create and Send Email

  • Composing and sending emails
  • Attaching files and media

5.3 Create Email Attachments

  • Managing attachments in emails

5.4 Manage Your Email Account

  • Organizing emails and folders
  • Email account settings

5.5 Examine Email Netiquette and Safety

  • Understanding email etiquette and safety guidelines

5.6 Demonstrate Basic Email Functions Test

  • Assessment of email communication skills

Module 6: Perform Basic File Management Techniques

6.1 Create and Organize Files

  • File creation and organization
  • Folder management

6.2 How to Manage and Back Up Files

  • File backup strategies and tools

6.3 Search Files and Folders

  • Utilizing search functions for efficient file retrieval

6.4 Perform Basic File Management Techniques Test

  • Interactive and age-appropriate learning materials.
  • Engaging hands-on activities to reinforce concepts.
  • Small class sizes to provide personalized attention.
  • Emphasis on fostering creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Regular progress assessments to track individual development.
  • Safety-focused modules on responsible online behavior.

About this Course

  • Duration 4 Weeks of the holiday.
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Level Beginner
  • Price UGX 150,000
  • Age 5 – 15 years

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