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The Resource Center Project
Although we seek to make routine donations of basic educational materials to the schools in Ghana, The AFT’s main project objective is to build an Educational Resource Center (ERC) in Nsuaem in Ghana. The Resource Center will comprise of a library and an ICT suite, the project is expected to commence in Spring 2018.
This project will have a huge impact on the pupils learning experience, future career and life opportunities. Access to ICT is a key driver for the development of any society in today’s world and will also help to empower the local communities.
Over 90% of pupils in the Wasa West District of Ghana leave junior high school without any knowledge or experience of computers. When the charity’s founder, Nyame Ayeh Assuon popularly known as Sony, donated two computers to one of the schools in the district, he saw first-hand just what a difference it made to both teachers and pupils.
As well as fundraising and planning for the ERC project, AFT will develop long term support ideas so that improvements are sustainable and long term. The life cycle below represents some of the key initiatives.
- There is an urgent need to increase access to education, especially in developing countries, to meet the challenges of illiteracy poverty.
- An essential mechanism for meeting this need universal accessibility to quality education by pupils – Information Technology (IT) is the answer.
- IT not only has the potential of making education universally accessible but in this 21st century, it is essential that pupils become technologically literate so that they can function more effectively as well as become productive members of society.