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Tech giant Microsoft donates dozens of computers to a school in Ghana

The dedication of the ICT teacher stole the hearts of social media users.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 01-04-2018 10:54 IST
Tech giant Microsoft donates dozens of computers to a school in Ghana

Along with the systems, the tech giant donated tables, chairs, school uniforms, storage unit, UPS back up, routers, projector screen and one-year free 3G connectivity.(Image Credit: Twitter)

Microsoft has donated computers to a school in Ghana where the ICT teacher was using blackboards to draw features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The dedication of the ICT teacher stole the hearts of social media users.

The teacher became a media sensation instantly citing which the Computer giant Microsoft donated dozens of computers. According to local media, the teacher Okwura Kwadwo had no computer to teach students the functioning of Microsoft Word to his students so he decided to draw the interface on the blackboard.

In his Facebook post, he wrote: "Teaching I.C.T in Ghana's school is very funny. I.C.T on the board page. I love ma (my) students so have to do what will make them understand what am [I'm] teaching."

His creativity and efforts soon gathered the attention of an entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong, who not only reached him but also contacted Microsoft Africa.

Right after it, Microsoft pledged to contribute and equip Kwadwo with a device so that he could his students without any hindrance.Fulfilling the promise, Microsoft in a joint effort with eSolution Consulting which is a local Education Partner in Ghana; provided technological resources to equip the computer lab at Betenase Junior High School, located in Sekyedumase, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

Along with the systems, the tech giant donated tables, chairs, school uniforms, storage unit, UPS back up, routers, projector screen and one-year free 3G connectivity.

According to Warren La Fleur, Education Lead for West East and Central Africa at Microsoft," As a technology brand that is on a mission to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more - Microsoft believes that enablement must start at a grassroots level - by way of education."

COUNTRY : Ghana