OLPCorps Ghana telecom university ghana
SCHOOL: GHANA TELECOM UNIVERSITY COLLEDGE
TEAM MEMBERS:KELVIN OTOO & BERNICE DANDEEBO YEBOAH
DEPLOYMENT LOCATION: GHANA, NORTHERN REGION, Savelugu District
1. We are a team of two BSc. Information Technology students, we are looking to empower the next generation of African children in the Savelugu District located at the northern sector of Ghana. We have teamed up with a group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers who will help sustain the project after we leave. The goal of local, long-term sustainability means these centers will be solely run by U.S. Peace Corps in the near future. At present, the mentoring centers execute several practical (such as, cooking and sewing) and educational (such as, foreign languages and sciences) curriculum for children and a Free Compulsory Education abbreviated as FCUBE program. My teammate and I believe that allowing these children access to laptop technology is an important step toward maximizing the information gap in the fields of science and technology. In addition, these laptops will give children an avenue to explore their creativity and express their identities. 2. We have worked on specific pedagogical ideas geared toward children age 6-12. Since illiteracy will be one challenge when working with children at this age, also it is the most crucial time that children learn anything they find conversant. These activities will address reading and writing skills, while also providing other avenues of learning, such as visual images, games, and film, which promote creativity.