Intel Computer Clubhouse
The Intel Computer Clubhouse
Amman was recently launched by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development, the International
Youth Foundation (IYF), and the Museum of Science in the MIT Media
lab are partners in this exciting venture.
The Clubhouse serves the area of Hashemi Al Shamali in East Amman
located in ZENID. To date the clubhouse has over 250 members.
It has changed the dynamics of the area, as young people did not
have the opportunities to access ICT previously.
The Goal of the Clubhouse
The Clubhouse aims to enable youth
in underserved communities, to acquire appropriate and creative
tools and skills which will contribute to personal, professional
and development fulfillment. The ultimate goal is to improve the
individual well-being of club members, their families and the
broader community. The Intel
Computer Clubhouse is an after-school program that provides youth
aged 10-18 access to technology, professional software and adult
mentors to help them develop the self-confidence and enthusiasm
for the learning they need to be successful in the future.
Youth visiting the Computer Clubhouse
learn by doing.They create
digital artwork, produce their own music CDs, write, produce and
edit their own short videos, design websites and other communication
materials, and manipulate their photos. The Intel Computer Clubhouse
Network was originally a project of Boston’s Museum of Science
in collaboration with the MIT Media Laboratory.