One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), an NGO based in Boston, MA, recently initiated OLPCorps (One laptop per child corps) which seeks to equip students from around the world with 100 XOs (laptops), hardware training and financial support to expand learning in Africa for children ages 6-12. Selected teams participated in a 10-day workshop in Kigali, Rwanda.
In all, 30 teams out of over 300 teams of students were selected to participate. The fortunate teams of students who represented Ghana were from the University of Education, Winneba-Kumasi Campus and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.
Upon receiving training & financial support, it is required of each team to design and build learning communities that will empower a generation of children.
Will these young and brilliant students from Ghana create a new era of learning for us?
As part of the OLPCorps Africa Movement team in Ghana, I feel so proud of being a member of this project, which will go a long way to enhance the learning atmosphere of our upcoming generation.
This technological initiative will change our economy into the knowledge base economy.
I will edge each and every Ghanaian citizen to support this project with their resources to help build a better Ghana for our children to live in.
Congratulations to Agogo PTC Practice Primary School, Bonsaso Primary School and Kade Primary School for being the beneficiaries of this innovative project.