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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

Hello friends of Grow Ghana,

We are looking back on some difficult times. COVID is everywhere - the government of Ghana imposed a lockdown and closed all schools after the first few cases of COVID-19 were recorded. This meant we lost access to our students and had to work from home. This was a new challenge for us and we braced ourselves for the task to ensure we will be ready when life returned to normalcy.

We resorted to conference calls and videos calls in order to keep in touch and ensure work continues unabated.  The team also participated in an online workshop on Liberating Structures. We acquired new skills from the workshop which we look forward to incorporating into our training sessions. We also contacted the trainees, through their parents, to check on them and ascertain their level of progress in working on their own projects. At the moment, we have resumed working in the office and are strictly adhering to all the COVID-19 protocols. We have been able to update our Raspberry Pi devices and training manuals, making them more efficient and ready for use.

Our participatory classes are yet to resume from the COVID-19 imposed break. Therefore, we have taken the opportunity to put all necessary procedure in place. To that end, we have procured a medium-sized Veronica bucket and soaps -for hand-washing purposes, sanitizers, rolls of tissues and provided reusable face masks to our trainees. This is to ensure that all trainers and trainees are safe.

Work on the IT lab began in late February, 2020. However, progress has stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to bringing the IT LAB to completion although donations have been few and far between during this pandemic period. Better times to come!

We are looking forward to having our young talents return to the training sessions by the second week in July. There is so much we have in store for our young talents- new projects, new skills and more. We are really excited to get started again.

Warm regards from the restarted Grow Ghana Team!

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Current construction progress
Current construction progress

Dear Donors, Supporters & Followers of Grow Ghana!

Wow, that was an exciting start in the year 2020.

Thanks to your support, we were able to hire an additional and very dedicated IT trainer - Ezra - who supports the team now full time. We were also able to move to a shared office space as part of our cooperation with The Kokrobitey Institute. Our plan for this partnership is to build more educational programs, attracting more volunteers and expand our knowledge together.

With this new structures in place, we were already able to empower more students with vital IT skills. At this point, two additional classes joined our program, that counts now 50 developing IT talents in our bi-weekly, structured training program. Thanks to the donation of the Codingschule Düsseldorf and our former volunteer Heiko, we also doubled the number of Raspberry Pies and can now provide one device for one students in most of our classes.

End of February, the construction work on the new IT-Lab eventually continued. After completion, our students will have heavily improved opportunities to learn in a quiet and peaceful surrounding. With the current status of donations, we can equip the IT-Lab with a proper roof, a solid basement and connect it to electricity. This allows us to get started in an improvised way. But we will need more support to bring in furniture, doors, windows and further teaching equipment.

Thank you for your continous support. We will keep you posted!
Yours in development work,

The Team of Grow Ghana

Students are helping with the construction work
Students are helping with the construction work
Our new Trainer Ezra in action
Our new Trainer Ezra in action
The new computers in action
The new computers in action
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GROWGH EDU INITIATIVE

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

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