A thirteen member team of volunteers from the e-Ghana Volunteers Academy has arrived in Jirandongo, a farming community in the Kpandai District of the Northern region with the sole aim of impacting school pupils with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills from Monday, April 9 to 13, 2018.
The exercise dubbed “e-Ghana project camp for Junior High Pupils is on the theme ”Bridging the technology gap between rural and Urban communities” will be held at the Jirandogo Junior High School.
On arrival in the community, the team held an entrance meeting with the Chief and elders of the community on the purpose.
The co-originator of the e-Ghana academy volunteers concept, Daniel Ashaiman, said the initiative is aimed at empowering the rural child with basic ICT skills to become competitive with their urban folks and more useful to themselves, their communities and the nation as whole.
Mr Daniel Ashaiman who is also the Member of Parliament for the Buem constituency pledged the team’s resolve to move round the country to impact ICT knowledge positively to rural young people irrespective of their geographical location.
He assured of the teams determination to leave a lasting imprint on the lives of beneficiary students in the Jirandogo community over the five day period.
The Chief of the community who was filled with gratitude for the initiative said he and his people have been praying for such an opportunity.
He prayed for God’s guidance for the team during their stay in the area.
The e-Ghana volunteers academy moved to intervene in bridging the ICT gap in the Jirandogo community following a news item carried out by an Accra based Joy news TV in November, 2017 which echoed the disadvantaged nature of the Jirandongo Junior High Schools as far as ICT knowledge is concerned.
The e-Ghana volunteers academy comprises of young IT graduates who have volunteered their talents, time and resources to impact young rural dwellers with asic ICT proficiency skills through camps in order to bring them at par with their urban counterparts.
Source: Christian Kpesese