Lit Empowerment donates computers to Gomoa Ofaso Anglican School

Date: Tuesday April 30, 2019, 6:25 pm

Gomoa Ofaso Anglican Basic School in the Gomoa West District has taken delivery of brand new computers and accessories from the Lit Empowerment and Support Incorporation, a Ghanaian-based NGO providing ICT training and social support to the less privileged and school children in the rural areas.

The computers are meant for the setup of a modern computer laboratory for the school. 

The donation was in fulfilment of a solemn promise made to the school by the Executive Director of Lit Empowerment, Madam Evelyn Amponsah some few months back when she donated some items such as Exercise books, Textbooks, Pencils, Erasers and Pencil sharps to some selected schools in the district. 

The beneficiary schools of the earlier donation included the Gomoa Ofaso Anglican Basic School, Gomoa Tarkwa Catholic Basic School, Gomoa Tarkwa Methodist Basic School and the Gomoa Tarkwa Islamic Basic School. 

Presenting the new computers, projector, wireless keyboards and USB hubs among others on behalf of the Executive Director, Madam Evelyn Amponsah, the Project Manager at Lit Empowerment, Mr. Kofi Osman said the gesture is to support the school in the teaching and learning of ICT. 
The community leaders of Ofaso
He said that the new computers are to enable the school to set up a new computer laboratory where the pupils can acquire knowledge in ICT and also enhance research works of the teachers. The Assistant Headmaster of Gomoa Ofaso Anglican Basic School, Mr Samuel Ghartey received the items on behalf of the Headmistress, Madam Henrietta Baah in the presence of the community leaders to ensure they were put to good use, and also own it as a school and community. Mr. Ghartey expressed the appreciation of the school authorities and the community members to the management and staff of Lit Empowerment for the commitment towards the empowerment of the pupils in ICT. He described the computers as great relief to both teachers and pupils who hitherto did not have access to computers for their ICT studies. The core vision of Lit Empowerment is to promote the teaching and learning of ICT which has become a basic necessity for every school going child or every nation all over the world that wants to develop educationally, socially, politically or economically. However, in Ghana, most pupils in deprived schools do not have access to computers throughout their basic education. This is because Government’s investment in the training of ICT at the basic levels had not been quite impressive over the years. There has not been deliberate or conscious efforts by Government to provide the needed infrastructure and tools that support the teaching and learning of ICT in most deprived schools. Mr. Kofi Osman pledged the commitment of Madam Evelyn Amponsah to ensure every Ghanaian child of school going age gain some skills or training in ICT. He therefore called on both local and international donors to support the vision of Lit Empowerment to support the rural communities to have easy access to ICT training in line with Government’s policy.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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