Pupils in Volta Region practice using computers.
We are delighted to announce that we have received a donation from the technology company, Nokia, to enable us to scale up our project to reach 1,800 children in three more regions of Ghana.
We started working with just 450 children attending rural schools in Volta Region. In 2014 your support through GlobalGiving helped 212 children to pass their computer exams, opening the doors to secondary school and improving the children’s chances in life.
This achievement led Nokia to select our project for presentation at a fundraising event held in Berlin in November 2014, to demonstrate Nokia’s commitment to technology that meets real human need. .
The Nokia grant enables EIFL to extend the project to three more regions of Ghana, where public libraries will reach over 1,000 more children. We will also continue our commitment to children in Volta Region, by providing Volta Regional Library with additional computers.
“Our experience with Volta Regional Library has shown that libraries can offer a cost-effective and sustainable model for providing access to technology and improving education in rural schools. We thank Nokia and GlobalGiving UK for their confidence in our programme, and welcome the opportunity to expand the project to three more regions in Ghana.
“We also again thank the many individual EIFL supporters and partners who supported the ‘Hands on Computer Classes For 450 Ghana Children’ project,” said EIFL Director, Rima Kupryte.
During the last week of February 2015, EIFL staff visited Ghana to meet with major stakeholders. The meetings have built a strong platform to take forward our expanded project, which is named Hands On Computer Classes for 1,800 Ghana Children.
“You have opened the doors to learning, and Ghana’s children in three more regions will not be left behind in this digital era," said Kwaku Ofosu-Tenkorang, Executive Director, Ghana Library Authority.
Outdoor computer class guided by a librarian.