The purpose of this project was to prepare pupils for the future in ICT using step-by-step challenges and playful project-focused pedagogy.
The passionate team of volunteers from both Vodafone Ghana Foundation and e-Inclusion collaborated with other educators and CBOs (Community Based Organizations) to support pupils in “deprived” communities to understand and realize the key points highlighted in ICT for education (ICT4E).
The project drew its strength from MDG target, “in cooperation with the private sector, made available the benefits of new technologies, especially in information and communications”
EduCom volunteers organised ICT clinics, using ICT tools, for a cluster of three community based Junior High School pupils. The project sought to depart from the traditional way of introducing ICT and rather focused a lot more on project based activities using the Kano kit model – computational thinking, logic and sequence. A total of 200 pupils and teachers benefited from the clinic.
Key deliverables were:
Introduction to computers and hands-on computer assembling with special assistance to girls as part of Vodafone’s agenda to promote STEM amongst females
- Introduction of pupils to basic coding (programming) and how to solve real world problems
- Donation of ICT tools and books to the participating schools
The beneficiary schools were:
- Dodowa Newtown DA Basic School A
- Dodowa Newtown DA Basic School B
- Shai DA Basic School;