ICT Capacity Building and Skills Development Programme

This programme is being implemented with the goal of reinforcing and expanding the use and benefits of ICTs for the general public, by supporting a range of capacity building, education, and awareness projects

The objective of this programme is to promote digital inclusion at the community level and also help bridge the digital divide nationwide, by funding the provision of basic ICT training to civil and public servants and others in the underserved and unserved communities using the Community ICT Centers (CICs).

ICT Education

  • 188 people, comprising CIC Managers and personnel of beneficiary institutions have been trained.
  • 1,720 personnel of the Metropolitan Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs), have been trained at Fifty -Two (52) CICs using the CIC Managers as facilitators.
  • Over 5,000 artisans trained.

Coding For Kids

The objective of this project is to give opportunity to kids and the youth to explore the world of technology through the creation of websites, computer games, interactive arts, mobile apps and animation stories, using programming languages like JAVA script, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), among others.

  • 150 teachers have been trained
  • 4500 school children have benefited from this project.

Public Education on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure and Health

Since June 2010, GIFEC has embarked upon a series of public education on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), exposure and health, with the aim of raising awareness on issues of the related to exposure limits as well as addressing communication challenges. So far all the 10 regional capitals and nine municipal/district capitals have been covered.

Obuasi, Tarkwa, Hohoe, Savelugu, Techiman, Navrongo, Swedru, Jirapa and Kintampo have hosted the programme.

 

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