About this Project

We received an update from CCAP regarding Walking Together’s Raspberry Pi project:

Eight teachers drawn from the four CCAP secondary schools and one CCAP staff came together to learn with Walking Together Learning Leaders Derek Schuurman and David Stienstra.  The four-day workshop allowed facilitators and participants to get to know each other, and then work together to explore the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi and Linux, its operating system.  The participants were excited to discover that this economical technology can do almost all that the desk top or the laptop can do and that it can work in schools to teach many subjects including Math, English, Sciences, Geography etc. Participants were taught on how to connect the RPi to the monitor, the adapters and other accessories. They were also taught how to install the Linux Open Software operating system on the RPi. Facilitators demonstrated how the RPi can be used to perform a number of functions. These included functions such as writing documents, making calculations, drawing etc.

Participants were intrigued by the way the facilitators were able to demonstrate how to integrate faith and technology.  They received all of the new knowledge with gladness, and were thrilled to be able to have opportunity to practice their new knowledge under the supervision of the facilitators. During the post training school visits, it was confirmed that most of the teachers had grasped the concepts shared by the facilitators. And the facilitators were able to witness that the teachers had already connected the RPis in their respective schools.

CCAP shared that with continued practice and collaboration all the participants have the potential to be able to use and teach the RPi computers to pupils and their fellow teachers. This will be supported by the Network of ICT Educators (NICTE) which was formed at the end of the workshop at the initiative of the staff and ICT teachers of the CCAP schools present. 

Together with NICTE and CCAP, we look forward to exploring how Raspberry Pis can be run on solar power at schools which don’t have electricity – since there are a number of schools for which electricity is still a distant future dream ….


Since January 2015 the Zambian Ministry of Education has required that all Zambian schools teach computer science and have included it on the National Standardized School Test at grades 7, 9 and 12 which determines college or university entry. This has resulted in an urgent need for technology in rural schools.

Since the Walking Together project Integrating Faith and Technology was piloted successfully in Nicaragua, EduDeo Ministries is partnering with CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Education Department) to implement the program in eastern Zambia as well. This program brings teacher workshops and training, and includeds the introduction of a nifty, low-cost, little computer called the “Raspberry Pi” (RPi). It is a device about the size of a deck of cards and capable of running a full Linux desktop operating system using only 2.5 watts of power. The Raspberry Pi includes a wide variety of educational programs - and previous experience in Nicaragua has demonstrated it is an appropriate technology for use in schools in developing countries. The rural schools supported by CCAP, some only recently connected to electricity, have never had a computer or computer science program in their schools - currently, CCAP schools teach computer science classes on the chalk board. Additional hurdles include the fact that internet connection is extremely expensive in rural settings, and the four high schools selected also do not have existing libraries. With this proposal, one school will also receive an e-Granary digital library server. This offline resource connects to the RPis through a wireless hub and would give the school local access to millions of educational resources. CCAP schools have already committed secure space for a computer lab and have selected high school computer science teachers to participate in this 4-day Walking Together training session.  It is hoped that a group similar to RedProCom in Nicaragua will formed by these teachers as a basis for mutual support and continued learning.

The primary participants of this project will be computer science teachers, but a portion of the time will also be with school leaders. As a result, participants will grow in their understanding of and ability to use RPi technology, become more aware of the way a Biblical worldview impacts our use of technology, explore ways to utilize the technology in their classrooms, and be able to guide students as they explore how to develop their God-given gifts.

Learning Objectives:
1.To introduce the connections and impact between faith and computer technology.
2.To train teachers in basic computer skills using RPi.
3.To explore with teachers and schools how RPi and the e-Granary can be used as a tool to advance learning in computer science and other subject areas.
4.To encourage and support the establishment of a group of passionate Zambian computer teachers.

This project will be implemented in four CCAP secondary schools (Kabinda, Mwase, Hoya and Emusa) with each school receiving 10 complete computer stations (RPi, cords, monitors, keyboards, and mice) as well as a backup power supply and voltage regulator.

Check our blog for updates on this project:

Serving Raspberry Pi in Zambia:Update 1

Serving Raspberry Pi in Zambia:Update 2

Serving Raspberry Pi in Zambia:Update 3

Serving Raspberry Pi in Zambia:Update 4

Serving Raspberry Pi in Zambia: Christian Courier Article


This project was made possible in part due to a grant received from The Charis Foundation.

For more information regarding Raspberry Pi and the potential for this technology in developing nations, please see Derek Schuurman's article published by the American Scientific Affiliation: Introducing Open Source and the Raspberry Pi to Schools in Developing Nations.

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