Education  Ghana Project #13333

Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children

by EIFL
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Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Hands-on computer classes for 1,800 Ghana children
Jun 20, 2014

Pupils face crucial ICT exams with new confidence

Hands-on ICT classes give children new confidence.
Hands-on ICT classes give children new confidence.

The seven new laptop computers bought with your support have given over 100 Ghanaian children new confidence and hope as they sit for their Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), which determine entry to secondary school.

Each week, Volta Regional Library in Ho Municipality travels to six junior high schools in a van equipped with solar-charged laptops to give children hands on experience of computers and the internet. During 31 school visits reaching 308 children over the past three months, the library paid special attention to children facing the BECE this month (June).

“We hope to come out with good grades during the exams.  I can now match my friends who go to private schools in Ho, who are more endowed,” said Kafui.

“I have learnt so much during the Library’s ICT classes since last year, because we had a lot of practice on the computers brought to the school. When more computers are added to the current number I hope the next generation of students will perform wonders,” said Bridget.

Both children study at Klefe Achatime MA Junior High School, where 105 children (42 boys and 63 girls) take part in the library’s mobile computer classes. Lessons include basic computer and keyboard practice, Word and Excel, and internet skills. Over the last month, librarians organized exam preparedness tests for BECE students, rewarding good performance prizes like pencils, pens and notebooks.

“We thank God for the lives of all those who donated to the cause of our project through the GlobalGiving platform.  You have not only donated the money that bought more computers for the project, but have made the library more visible and transformed the lives of our learners. We are forever grateful,” said Mr Alikem Tamakloe, Regional Librarian.

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Jean Fairbairn
Vilnius, Lithuania

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