The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), in an effort to promote ICT literacy amongst Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), has donated 14 laptops to Visually Impaired Students of the Wesley College of Education (WESCO) in Kumasi.
The gesture forms part of GIFEC’s Special Projects which seeks to empower PwD and marginalized groups with ICT skills and knowledge in order to enhance their knowledge, as well as render them competitive in the turbulent job market.
Faisal Issahaku Gbanjili, Ag. Director of Sustainability and Partnership, during the short handing over ceremony held at the premises of the school, reiterated GIFEC’s passion to support PwDs with devices equipped with modern technology, adding that “GIFEC is well aware of the evolution in ICT software for PWDs, hence the installation of Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software on the laptops to replace the use of braille which mostly delays students in their quest to accomplish academic tasks.”
The Principal of the Wesley College of Education, Mrs. Charlotte Rockson, expressed her appreciation to GIFEC for the support, emphasizing that, “the Principal, Staff, and the Visually Impaired Students are appreciative of your effort to make life of the visually impaired meaningful. It is our fervent prayer that the good Lord replenishes all that you have done for the sake of mother Ghana”.