Case study: Enabling ICT Literacy Background
Partners: United Nations Development Programme
The Government of Ghana, in view of this new global trend in development and socio-economic advancement, has demonstrated its commitment to the transformation of the agro-based economy into information rich and knowledge-based economy and society. This is to be achieved through the deployment of ICT in enhancing training and learning, production of knowledge, and information acquisition, processing and dissemination.
The Government of Ghana within its ICT for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD) policy, and the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy II has undertaken a number of projects in collaboration with the UNDP and other development partners to deploy ICT infrastructure and capacity building in creating knowledge based societies and economy.Solution
MTN Ghana in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established 10 ICT centers in the 10 regions of Ghana. The centers are aimed at complementing the Government of Ghana’s efforts to bridge the digital divide between the served and underserved communities and also to support the implementation of the new Educational Reform. The project is therefore concentrating on reaching the deprived areas of Ghana that have no access to ICT infrastructure, capacity building and its related benefits.Results To Date
Two of the centres have been commissioned and so far they are working according to schedule. The schools in the beneficiary districts have been using the centres in turns for their studies based on the comprehensive timetable drawn up. The learning centres are used in learning and teaching other subjects other than ICT courses.