ICT For Livelihood Programme

This programme focuses on the demand side of ICT for development objectives ensuring that citizens and communities are able to gain the most benefits from the installation and availability of ICT facilities and services.

The purpose of this programme is to provide material support for the development of creative, innovative, and high value ICT activities within communities across Ghana, which will tap into the resources and knowledge of the local populations. There are several facets to the programme, which form the basis for most projects implemented.

They include:

  • Inclusive Connectivity – Special Projects

GIFEC is committed to ensuring inclusiveness in the implementation of all initiatives by providing support to Persons with Disabilities.

The objectives of this initiative are to:

  • Partner with Disability Associations in tertiary institutions/ Ghana Disability Council to build the ICT capacities of persons with Disabilities
  • Equip the students with requisite ICT capacities to compete effectively in the turbulent job market
  • Build a resource pool for nation-wide training of persons with Disabilities
  • Reduce the drastic dependence on Braille materials for the visually impaired and access their course materials with ease.
  • Provide ICT equipment and resources to Persons with Disabilities

Achievements

  • Three schools for the blind (Akropong, WA and Wenchi) have each been supplied with the following equipment

o    Forty (40) Computers

o    Forty (40) Braille Display

o    Forty (40) Screen Software

o    Twenty (20) Braille Translation Software

o    Four (4) Braille Embossers

o    Four (4) Note Takers

o    Four (4) Scanners and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

  • Forty-Two computers (42) computers given to nine (9) Senior High Schools (SHS) with blind units
  • Fifty (50) teachers trained in ICT under the Blind Union Capacity Building Programme
  • Eleven (11) School for the Deaf supported with;
  • Ten (10) Desktop Computers
  • One (1) Projector
  • One (1) Scanner
  • Thirty (30) laptops supplied to thirty (30) members of ASD installed with Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) Software.
  • Ten (10) desktop computers and accessories to R-CAMAT ICT laboratory