Hands on computer classes for 450 Ghana children

 
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Sep 30, 2013

Keen pupils attend library's holiday computer classes

Librarians help pupils to research the internet.
Librarians help pupils to research the internet.

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.

Volta library
Volta library's mobile computer classes arrive!
Keen pupils research the internet.
Keen pupils research the internet.
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Jean Fairbairn

London, London United Kingdom

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