ICT Computer Center – Afrangua, Ghana, West Africa
Afrangua is located in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa, very close to the city of Mankessim in the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District. The very rural, farming village has a population of 1,000 adults and children. The families main source of income is from farming plantains, cassava, pineapples and other small vegetables that are sold in the Mankessim Market.
We have established a computer literacy program where we offer tuition-free computer classes to the primary and junior high students each Thursday and Friday mornings. Each class, from 1st Grade to 9th Grade, receive an hour hands-on lesson and practical weekly to acquire serious working knowledge of technology. Over 3/4 of the students NEVER saw a computer before our arrival in 2012. But today, our students can setup a desktop totally alone, perform 1st level troubleshooting skills and create beautiful documents.
Information Technology (IT) skills are required in secondary school but these students did not have the computers to practice on. 1.4% of schools within Ghana have physical computer for their students unlike in the developed world. It not fair and this is where we are here to help. Afrangua has 140 wonderful, smart and create students that pass thru our classroom each week since 2012.
And we shall continue offering classes as long as students are willing to learn. Computers are very important in society today, whether in the USA, Europe or Africa. They should have the same knowledge as their counterparts. We are here to make that happen! 🙂