ICT Training in Ghana

Overall rating: 10 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Many children in rural communities across Ghana lack access to basic computer skills and the benefits of our world of growing technology.

As a volunteer on our ICT program, you will help communities capitalize on technologies by teaching computer and multimedia skills and contribute ideas that promote socio economic development.
You will help bring the internet into classrooms within the local schools and provide forums for communities to share ideas about development activities.

Volunteers will also spend some of their time making sure that the local teachers with limited resources know how to use computers.

Your valuable contribution on the project will improve computer literacy education and internet access for mostly children and women in rural areas in Ghana.

In this 21st Century, computer literacy is a skill which is valued almost as highly as standard literacy. It is therefore a big advantage to learn the basics of computer use, and this is something which you can help with. By sharing their skill or knowledge of IT with students and teachers alike, volunteers increase the future prospects of each individual they help. The programme also invites companies and individuals to donate used computers and accessories to schools.

Just like the children around the world, Ghanaian pupils are fascinated by computers and eager to learn know to use them. Teaching such a useful skill is invaluable, both to individuals and their communities.

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Highlights

Ghana lack access to basic computer skills and the benefits of our world of growing technology.
As a volunteer on our ICT program, you will help communities capitalize on technologies by teaching computer and multimedia skills and contribute ideas that promote socio economic development
n the local schools, you will teach basic computer skills, data processing, introduction to windows, MS Windows, MS Excel (Spread sheet), MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Qualifications

At least 17+ years old
Able to speak English
Develop communication and interpersonal skills
Able to adjust living difficult environment
Strong commitment to values for volunteerism

Volunteer Types

Computer training

What`s Included

Airport meeting and transfer to project site
Introduction to host family and program orientation
Pre-departure information
Accommodation and meals (breakfast & dinner)
Supervision and visa support letter
Support and guidance as well as 24/7 emergency back-up from staff.

Program Locations

Accra, Ghana

Overall rating 
10
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
10
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
Care Volunteers Network
Location
  • Ghana: Accra
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
Languages:
Dutch
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
$580

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    If you are thinking of volunteering abroad then look no further. I had a fantastic experience... I loved the place so much I've stayed! The teaching on anICT project is excellent. The Hos fantastic as is the accommodation and support. If you want to get a taste of Africa without the hustle and bustle then Ho Volta Region-Ghana is the place for you. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks project.

    What was a typical day at the project? I would usually get up early and head to KK House, sometimes there was time for a walk beforehand. Breakfast and shower before taking the bike route to school.

    What did you find most rewarding? The most rewarding for me was integrating a little boy with some difficulties into the English class until he was positively excited to be there and join in. He didn't read or write well even in his own language but with any written work being prepared for him in a dot to dot form he was soon sailing though the lessons and asking for more!

    What did you find most challenging? The most challenging was to make an impact in 3weeks, the time span is short so you need to invest preparation time to ensure pupils enjoy the classes whilst learning.

    What advice would you give others considering doing this placement? Take lots of stickers and blu-tac, the kids are fascinated by it and you find however big a ball of the stuff you use to display work the next time you look only a minuscule part remains! Stickers are great to reward, as were balloons. The older kids enjoyed role play, although a bit nervous at first they really got into character. There written work is generally good, as is there spelling but the fluidity of speech and sentence structure was a gap area and if it could be continued that would be fantastic.
    Avatar Kesey Ram

    Great Program Experience

    Review by: Kesey Ram , On: 28 Oct 2017, Changed On: 28 Oct 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    If you are thinking of volunteering abroad then look no further. I had a fantastic experience... I loved the place so much I've stayed! The teaching on anICT project is excellent. The Hos fantastic as is the accommodation and support. If you want to get a taste of Africa without the hustle and bustle then Ho Volta Region-Ghana is the place for you. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks project.

    What was a typical day at the project? I would usually get up early and head to KK House, sometimes there was time for a walk beforehand. Breakfast and shower before taking the bike route to school.

    What did you find most rewarding? The most rewarding for me was integrating a little boy with some difficulties into the English class until he was positively excited to be there and join in. He didn't read or write well even in his own language but with any written work being prepared for him in a dot to dot form he was soon sailing though the lessons and asking for more!

    What did you find most challenging? The most challenging was to make an impact in 3weeks, the time span is short so you need to invest preparation time to ensure pupils enjoy the classes whilst learning.

    What advice would you give others considering doing this placement? Take lots of stickers and blu-tac, the kids are fascinated by it and you find however big a ball of the stuff you use to display work the next time you look only a minuscule part remains! Stickers are great to reward, as were balloons. The older kids enjoyed role play, although a bit nervous at first they really got into character. There written work is generally good, as is there spelling but the fluidity of speech and sentence structure was a gap area and if it could be continued that would be fantastic.
    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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