Education
 Ghana
Project #12723

Set-Up 90 computers near Kumasi Ghana villages

by Technology Services Corps
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Learning Fast

19 high school students and 4 chaperones travelled to Ghana in April 2013 and successfully installed 90 computers in five schools/community centers near Kumasi, Ghana.

The Ghanaians students were excited to start using the computers -- learning Microsoft Word and Excel.  They caught on very quickly.  The teachers are happy to have these tools to help students learn and be prepared for exams.

Students from both countries enjoyed spending time learning about each others cultures and playing together.

Your generous donations helped support the computer labs, and allows TSC to provide scholarships so that a diverse group of high school students can participate in international community service trips like this.

Making New Friends
Making New Friends
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Waiting for a turn outside

We have a great diverse team of 19 high school students.  They are working very hard preparing for the trip to Ghana.  They are refurbishing 50 laptops donated by the Gates Foundation and 40 other desktop computers.  We are also learning how to network the computers so we can install 5 computer labs in villages near Kumasi.  These computers are important so the Ghanaian students are prepared to pass exams to enter and continue high school.

We look forward to sharing information and photos with you about how the computer lab installation goes, and what we learn from the Ghanaians on our visit.

We appreciate your generous support of the project which helps us get the computer networking equipment, monitors and scholarships for the high school students.  This work would not be possible without the kind support of donors like you.

 

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Technology Services Corps

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.technologyservicescorps.org/​
Project Leader:
Barbara Gurley
Seattle, WA United States

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