More than 500 blind students at the Akropong School for the Blind in Ghana will benefit from a newly opened ICT centre initiated by the MTN Ghana foundation.
The 20 seater centre will offer training on ICT for the blind and enhance their computer skills. The ICT center cost GH¢130,000 (US$57,000).
In addition, the Foundation has also presented a 33-seater bus costing GH¢86,000.00 (US$38,000) to the school to help alleviate the school’s transportation challenges.
Since its inception in November 2007, the MTN Foundation has invested over GH¢13 million (US$5.7 million) in various community development projects in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
Over 50 educational projects including 17 school blocks and 22 ICT Centres, 10 of which were built in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and 30 Health projects stand to the credit of MTN Ghana Foundation.
Many African countries are employing the use of ICT in learning institutions but a whole group of challenged children might be left behind if more is not done to include them in the ICT learning process.