Long Field Academy student Adam builds computer from scratch to help educate Ugandan children

Adam Nudds (right) who has built a computer from scratch to give to children in Ethopia with Dave Edwards from Mark 1. 'PHOTO:Tim Williams EMN-150902-095155001
Adam Nudds (right) who has built a computer from scratch to give to children in Ethopia with Dave Edwards from Mark 1. 'PHOTO:Tim Williams EMN-150902-095155001
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An innovative Long Field Academy student has built a computer from scratch to send to a school in Uganda to help children with their study.

Year 11 student Adam Nudds has spent the last six months fundraising, building and testing his computer to send to the Ngora High School in eastern Uganda as part of an AS-Level Extended Project.

Adam, who has been working at Mark 1 IT Solutions in Melton to learn the trade, had a budget of £400 but managed to raise £500 thanks to fundraisers and donations he received from local businesses.

And he has written an 80-page manual with detailed pictures for the children at the Ngora High School to understand how to use his computer.

Adam said: “I’ve been interested in IT since the age of six and have always dreamt of starting my own computer business.

“I feel great now the computer is finished and I plan to keep in contact with the children in Uganda to make sure the computer is working well.”

Katie Braime, acting curriculum director of social sciences at Long Field, said: “Adam has worked tirelessly to build his computer. We’re incredibly proud of him and we can’t wait to hear from the pupils.”

Adam plans to send his computer to Uganda in next few weeks.