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famous in Europe (how the project started)
The Dutch school system for vocational education vs Komp u ter
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Komp u ter hulp helps youngsters with
IT education, so they can rise above the gray mediocrity by training
them in 3-4 months (from level zero) to grade 11 (curriculum)
As a student you also learn to build a website (portfolio) so that you can present yourself in this way to a higher education or to
How the project started in 2003 and developed into what it is today.
Free PC to tackle educational deficiencies
How do you
help children from ethnic minorities tackle educational deficiencies? In
the Zeehelden quarter of The Hague the Bewonerscollectief Prins
Hendrikstraat en Omgeving is providing computers for ethnic minority
The project, called
“Komp-u-ter-hulp” (a play on words which also means: “comes to
help you”), is aimed mainly at poor lone mothers with small
children who themselves speak no Dutch, as a result of which the
children are at a disadvantage when they start school.
The residents group works together
with local schools. Where teachers indicate that no Dutch is spoken
in a child’s home the project team offers a free computer. This is
installed with all the necessary facilities including Internet
access. Also installed is a special language teaching program with
which children can start learning Dutch at home. For older computer
users the team also install Abiword: an Arabic version of Word for
writing letters and emails.
To support the introduction of a PC to a family the project team
aims to arrange coaches to give two hours’ computing tuition every
The project is aimed mainly at women and young girls since this is
where the project group has identified the greatest potential
benefits. Helping them make up the gap in their education also helps
them gain confidence so that they can function better in Dutch
In 2003 the project placed 175 computers. A further 100
computers were placed in 2004. At the time of writing these 275
computers are being used by some 1300 people.
In 2003 the project received a subsidy
of EUR 13,000 from The Hague’s city education department. A further
EUR 7,000 was granted by the Integration department in 2004.
Up to and including 2008, some 1,000 computers have been installed by
Komp u ter hulp and the provision of free computers wil been carried
out by Leergeld since
2009. Until Dec. 2019, a
total of 20.700 computers with Windows and
Office had already been donated to low-income families.
Komp ter hulp support early school leavers and other underprivileged
young people by giving them a basic computer repairer course
Learning for HBO (college) Business IT and Management is another
Together with trainees who are in regular education. is taught them to
install servers with thin clients, an exchange mail server, etc.
Komp u ter hulp is able to educate
young people without any computer knowledge in 3
to 4 months to grade-11-12. So that they can flow through to
MBO-4. That is the level they must attain in order to be allowed to go
to HBO (College).
organization, structure and management of the Dutch education system
But it is also possible to move on to a higher level, such
She was admissible for HBO
(College) Business, IT & Management in Rotterdam, after 4
months intensive training.
She was just like a sponge that absorbs all
And Helen got work directly after
her education at Komp u ter hulp
Social internship for
students in secondary education
Pupils in secondary education who have to do a social internship
experience quite a few problems.
They have to do social work for 16-20 hours, but they have to do so
outside school hours.
This is very difficult for companies and organisations to plan.
We link students and (older) people without computer knowledge to each
other and then together they determine the teaching hours.
Those people learn how to use a computer and the pupils complete their
A win-win situation
Project start date
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for the elderly
Superior installation techniques prevent a lot of problems
Komp u ter hulp
learning center is a non-profit educational organization. Committed to
changing lives through the development of life-long learning skills.
Open for everyone of different abilities and backgrounds.
The lessons are individually given, according a logical program.
Young people, follow
their training here, from their intrinsic motivation.
Determined to distinguish themselves from the gray mediocrity.
The right combination of education (challenging and stimulating) and students (motivated)
is actually only found in this type of selective courses.
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