Savana Signatures Sets Up 10-Seater ICT Lab for Lume Atsyame Primary and Junior High School

In an increasingly technology driven world, access to and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has long ceased to be a luxury but a need. Africa has in recent years come to the realization that technology holds the key to leveling the playing field for developed and developing nations, but the access to the resource has an economic and urban bias. Access to ICTs still remain highly inadequate and unevenly distributed throughout Ghana where ICT is an examinable subject and yet students in the hinterlands attend school with no practical experience of how a computer works. The sad reality being that, they are examined by the same standards as their peers in the well-resourced urban schools.

Savana Signatures, an ICT for Development Non-Governmental Organization has set up a 10-seater Computer laboratory for the Lume Atsyame Junior High School in the Volta region of Ghana.  The facility was handed over to the school during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Going Global programme, an exchange programme between Ghana and the Netherlands to share ideas and observe teaching and learning practices that can be applied in both countries.

The donation though not part of the event, will provide the students an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge in the area of ICT as well as contribute to the effective teaching and learning of the subject in the school.

A representative of the Director of Education indicated that, the Going Global Programme will improve teaching and learning activities in the Municipality and applauded the initiative by Savana Signatures. He encouraged the teachers and students present to practice what they have learnt and urged the teachers to apply the teaching methodologies in the classroom to make lessons more interesting and effective.