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Computer Lessons in Northern Ghana

Jirapa, Ghana

Computer Lessons in Northern Ghana

Jirapa, Ghana

I am giving computer lessons at a basic school in Jirapa. Here, I am trying to give the students a better understanding of the technology in hope, that they will be able to use in a meaningful way to the people and the region later on.

Jan Baudisch from Kinderhilfe Westafrika e.V. | 
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About this project

Kinderhilfe Westafrika e.V. and the Ghanian NGO Firm Lifeline Ministires built a computer lab at a basic school in Jirapa enabling the students to get practical computer lessons. In this region, it can not be taken for granted that a school is having actual computers.

Now, we are faced with the challenge of teaching the students the use of the internet - as it is requested by the Ghanian ICT curriculum - without having an internet connection. With most of the necessary equipment already being here (computers), it would be quite a missed opportunity not being able to also show the advantages and disadvantages of the world wide web. Today's students are tomorrows working public and you can be sure that many of them will have an internet-capable phone or even work with computers at some point. Therefore, it is important to educate them about the use of the technology. This will ot only benefit the people themselves, but also the structurally weak regions in Ghanas north, by being an aid in health, transport, economy, etc. If well-educated, the future generations will not only consume technology, but find meaningful uses for it.

To equip the ICT lab with an internet connection, financial aid is required. This will go into a router, cables, switches and lots of connectors.
Updated at 18. March 2020