Schoolchildren in Eastern Ghana learn practical ICT skills

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM by Close The Gap

In Ghana, the study of ICT is part of the school curriculum but unfortunately most schools in rural areas do not have computers for the practical study of ICT programmes. That is why the umbrella organisation of Ghanaians in Belgium (Ghana Council), together with its member associations and the support of the City of Antwerp help children in rural areas of Ghana to gain access to ICT.

After an initial successful pilot project by the Okwahu Asaase Aban Union at the beginning of 2012, the Northern Ghanaians Association in Belgium installed 35 computers in primary schools in Zuarungu in the Upper East region of Ghana in the first week of January 2013.

The computers were installed in two centres that will be used by four primary schools. Thanks to these computers, ICT will no longer be a theoretical subject for 800 Ghanaian children, but something they can learn on a real computer on a day-to-day basis.