Technology without Borders, a non-governmental organization, has inaugurated a computer laboratory and donated twenty laptops for the St. Paul’s Catholic School at Nkanfoa in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
The inauguration was on the theme, SUPPORTING THE FLOW AND PROGRESS OF ICT IN GHANA.
Technology without borders, which has its headquarters in Germany and regional groups in Kumasi and Cape Coast, aims to use its resources to undertake projects in deprived areas to help better their living conditions.
Speaking exclusively with Atlantic news, the president of technology without Borders – RG Cape Coast, Mr. Sampson Oboh explained that the ICT lab was set up as part of the project called Teaching Computer Basics, adding that teachers have been adequately trained in ICT and provision of hardware support.
“Teaching computer based project aims at providing sustainable knowledge transfer of ICT and we want to achieve this by first training the teachers. As a result we did the trainer of trainers’ workshop for several weeks and after, we donated materials and hardware including laptops. We hope that the knowledge gained by the teachers will be transferred unto the people”.
The German project leader of The Teching Computer Basics , Anja Fernholz said that the lab was acquired as a result of the hard work of the school and the Technology without Borders team, adding that adequate measures are going to be put in place to ensure the maintenance of the computers donated.
“After this project we will make sure that our private partner here in Ghana do a follow up and sends us report to evaluate the progress of work so as to give them the maximum support. We will also make sure teachers have good opportunities to teach the students and should there arise any problem we will come on board to help solve it”.
Credit: ATL FM