LAM-TECH Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)-pending non-profit organization based in New York and operating in Sierra Leone. New York purpose: dedicated to helping under-served students, teachers, and communities in West Africa to establish and operate energy-efficient and sustainable virtual science labs

We help make technology affordable, help reduce our carbon foot print and help make technology available to all under-served communities in Sierra Leone. We believe in a future were education, technology, knowledge, information, and finance are democratized

Promoting open education, STEM education, Instructional technology, open source, and energy efficient ICT solutions

We make technology affordable,  and reduce global carbon foot print

We believe in a future were education, technology, knowledge, information, and finance are democratized

  • Open Education - education without academic admission requirements
  • Open Data - data should be freely available to everyone
  • ICT Consultancy - Every small business and organization need to have a presence online
  • STEM Education - Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education
  • We are dedicated to promoting information and communication technology for development (ICT4D)
  • We create and donate open data implementation tools to enhance the work of organizations working on open data
  • We donate, install, configure, and secure Solar Powered Digital Libraries in under-served communities, and for educational institutions 
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Short-Term Goals

  • Develop and host a web-based platform that will enable primary and secondary school administrators, teachers and students to create, maintain, update and manage free websites for their schools in our first year
  • Increase computer and Internet penetration ratio in the communities we serve by 5% in our first year. 
  • Source and donate 20 low-power computer systems to students and teachers in our second year
  • Establish 1 pilot, low-power knowledge center in the eastern suburbs of Freetown in year 1. 
  • Train 100 teachers on how to use computers for research, access the internet, prepare course material and present course materials using PowerPoint slides 

Long-Term Goals

  • Establish “ICT Student Clubs” in schools within the communities we serve 
  • Increase computer and Internet penetration ratio in Sierra Leone to 80% 
  • Establish 1 low-power knowledge center in each district
  • Source and donate 50 low-power computer systems to students & teachers each year 
  • Establish a low-power computing, education technology, instructional technology, and information and communications technology research and teaching center in Sierra Leone

Objectives

  • To partner with teachers and other stakeholders to develop and publish digital education content locally and on the internet
  • Increase pass rate of students within the communities we serve in NPSE, BECE and WASSCE by 5% every year
  • Increase the use of computers to solve every day and challenging educational and instructional problems by 2% every year
  • Motivate students to study math, science, computer science, technology and engineering up to first degree
  • Connect students, teachers and other educated individuals within and outside Sierra Leone to share experiences, transfer knowledge, develop and consume contents base on WAEC exam syllabuses
  • Promote the use of solar ready, fan-less, low-power computing devices to minimize energy and maintenance cost, and reduce global warming • Research and develop energy efficient education and instructional technology products, services, and solutions exclusively for Sierra Leone and West African markets with options to duplicate in other developing countries.

Where we work

We primarily work in under-served communities in Sierra Leone, West Africa