Computer and Library Access

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Computer and Library Access
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Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: W Bishop
Volunteer(s) Homestate: New_York
Funds community contributed: $3061
Percentage community contributed: 79%
Funds needed were: $455
Funds requested were: $780
PPCP #: 641-267
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Ghana 2009 (19).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Health Club, High School Kitchen, Kindergarten/Nursery School, Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows, Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pit Latrines for Community Schools, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Men as Partners (MAP), Polytank for a High School, Sex Workers HIV/AIDS Awareness … further results
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Other Projects in Ghana (41).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Camp BALL, Capacity-Building Workshop on the Health Benefits of Moringa, Cape Coast Field Trip, Community Rabbit-Rearing Project, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Daughter to Work Day, Environment Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Fufulso Schools Rainwater Collection System, Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE), HIV/AIDS Educational Murals … further results
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Bafilo Radio Station Project, Bantay Dagat Outpost, Jennifer Bartimole, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, Building Hope Through Basketball, Business Education, Camp H.E.A.L., Ceramic Stove Project, Charentsavan Business Education and Resource Center, David Cohen, College Entertainment System, Community Recreation Area, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé, Computers for Martin Luther King Jr School in Kpalimé … further results
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Info about the Computer and Library Access


Literacy and computer competency are becoming very important in Ghana. Computer studies was recently made a core requirement for Junior High School (JHS) students. Unfortunately many towns and villages are still without electricity and computers. This makes it very difficult for students to get the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform well in their final exams.

A small town in Ghana is currently without electricity, and neither of its two local schools has a computer. This proposal will help purchase three additional computers and a generator. The computer lab will hold three computers and a few hundred books for students and interested committee members to use.

The Peace Corps Volunteer will provide basic instruction on computer use to JHS students and interested community members. The computers will run on a generator provided by the community as the town is without electricity. The District Assembly has agreed to provide funds for the purchase of fuel for the generator.

The community is very excited about the project and has already agreed to provide labor, land and other materials for the project.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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