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Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana

by GROWGH EDU INITIATIVE
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana
Empower 100 students with vital IT skills in Ghana

Summary

The project will build and run an IT Lab for a selected partner school in rural Ghana. With a daily, structured training program on IT basics and playful coding, 100 pupils per year (aged 14-18) will be empowered for qualified jobs. This initial project works as a pilot for a roll-out accross Ghana.

$15,000
total goal
$12,695
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Most students in rural schools in Ghana do not have any access to computers and the internet - neither at schools nor at their homes. IT lessons are being taught theoretically on the chalkboard without any access to practical application. Furthermore, this is a missed chance to develop talents in critical thinking and structured problem-solving at young age. This lack of experience and skills prohibits underprivileged pupils to get a qualified job after graduation.

Solution

The IT Lab provides the students free access to computers. The students will get a structured, bi-weekly training after school on elementary IT skills, the internet usage and basic coding. The program develops job relevant skills like analytical thinking, teamwork and self-organization. The students will receive a practically taught pre-qualification for a formal job. By establishing a train-the-trainer approach, the sustainability and scalability of the project will be ensured.

Long-Term Impact

In the beginning, the project will empower 100 students per year with job-relevant IT- and Soft Skills. In the long-term, it is inspired to build IT Labs across Ghana based on the project's standardized concept. This approach will increase the pupil's chances to get a qualified job, building a successful career and compete on the global job market. This enables the students to exit the circle of informal labour and create themselves a positive impact on the society in Ghana.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.growghana.org

Organization Information

GROWGH EDU INITIATIVE

Location: Kokrobite - Ghana
Website:
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Project Leader:
Gifty Yeboah
Kokrobite, Ghana

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