Member of Parliament for the Buem constituency in the Volta region, Daniel Kwasi Ashiaman, has launched a project dubbed electronic (e)-Ghana Volunteers Academy aimed at equipping young people in rural communities with basic Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
According to the MP, the project which is his initiative in collaboration with Nana Otimpong Otibribi III, a sub-Chief of Old Baika is solely targeted at the rural youth who have been marginalized for no-fault of theirs.
He noted that the rural youth need ICT knowledge to catch up recent happenings in the country hence the need to equip them adequately.
The e-Ghana Volunteers academy comprises of young graduate volunteers who are willing to impact ICT knowledge to young people in rural communities to help bridged the yawning gap between rural and urban communities.
Volunteers would travel to rural communities in the country to impact ICT knowledge and skills to the rural folks on camp basis until the desired impact is attained.
The Buem lawmaker calls for support from selfless dedicated and all stakeholders to help bridge the gap.
He appealed to all young people especially those with ICT skills to volunteer to help support young rural folks.
The MP assured to use his resources to help realize the goals of the academy.
He also appealed to Nana Addo government to continue with the fiber r optic cable laying project started by John Mama to help connect all communities with ICT.
The e-Ghana volunteers’ academy project which was launched at the Rev Fr Dogli Memorial Technical Institute, Baglo in the Jasikan District is expected to be based on the Ghana Education Service syllabus for training the rural youth.
Source: Christian Kpesese