School holidays did not stop eager pupils in underdeveloped parts of Ho Municipality, from attending Volta Regional Library’s mobile computer classes. With your support, the library travels to schools in a mobile library van equipped with solar-charged laptop computers and wi-fi internet so that children can get hands-on computer experience.
Impressed by the service, community leaders and teachers encouraged pupils to attend the holiday classes. From June to August, the library held 10 classes, reaching a total of 53 pupils in three schools: Klefe Achatime, Taviefe and Ziavi Dzogbe.
Librarians guided the pupils in computer-based research projects focused on local development issues. Pupils, who are mostly from farming families, learnt to research the internet for useful information about the main crops grown in the area –cassava, yam and maize – and about fish-farming. They took the information home to share with their parents.
Meanwhile, pupils are anxiously waiting for the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination results, which will tell them how well they have fared in their technology exams and whether they can progress to secondary school.
To read more about this project’s activities and impact, click here http://www.eifl.net/ghana-library-board-mobile-library-service.
You support has raised US$5,437, which will buy five more computers and additional solar power to help struggling schoolchildren in Ho, Volta Region, pass their computer exams and progress to secondary school.
‘I can create a shortcut and open an email programme. I also have confidence in moving the mouse. The books borrowed from the library have improved my reading skills.’ – Ophelia of Klefe Achatime Junior High School.
Your support doubles Volta Regional Library’s capacity to help the children. Until now, the mobile library has been travelling to five schools once a week with only five computers. In just six months (October 2012 to May 2013), and with only five computers, the library –
‘In the past, my students did not have the opportunity to relate to computers. Now they can see everything in real terms because they are able to interact with computers. They are also learning through educational games, and this helps build their skills and talents. Now they can handle computers confidently!’ – Mawuli Amenya, computer teacher at Ziavi Lume Methodist Junior High School told the library.
To read more about this project’s activities and impact from October 2012-May 2013, click here http://www.eifl.net/ghana-library-board-mobile-library-service
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