Pupils watch technicians configure the new laptops
Thanks to your donations, poor children in Ho Municipality in Volta Region, Ghana, have seven brand new laptop computers to practice on, and a printer to print out study notes to take home.
Volta Regional Library used funds raised to buy the equipment for their mobile training programme. Now the library has a total of 12 laptops to take to schools, reducing the number of pupils per computer in crowded classes to seven, and giving many more children the opportunity to learn practical keyboard, mouse and computing skills.
Pupils must pass Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exams to progress from basic school to senior school. Zantor, aged 16, was one lucky graduate:
‘The ICT classes organized for us by the Mobile Library Service contributed so much to my success. I recommend that they acquire more computers so that our juniors can get more practice, and perform better in the exams,’ said Zantor.
Over the past three months, Volta Regional Library’s Mobile Library Service has conducted 19 hands on computer classes at six schools, reaching 306 pupils. With the new computers, they will reach many more.
Thank you again for your interest and support.
Hands on at last!
Children at Mawuli Basic School share a laptop