Huawei Ghana donated ICT devices and equipment worth ¢125,000 to facilitate teaching and learning for students living with hearing loss at Mampong Akuapem Technical Secondary School for the Deaf in the eastern region of Ghana.
Items donated to school included; seven HD projectors to facilitate digital teaching, two 65-inch televisions, two sets of sound systems, 20 desktop computers and 20 pairs of office desks and chairs.
The donation, which confirms the leading ICT company’s commitment to promoting inclusive education for all at all levels, was aimed at giving hearing-impaired students from Mampong Akuapem the opportunity to improve their skills through a learning experience more practical. It will also seek to facilitate the general teaching and learning processes of the school.
Speaking at the ceremony, Huawei Ghana’s Director of Public and Government Affairs, Jenny Zhou, mentioned that as a company, Huawei prioritizes social contributions focused on ICT and education and through Therefore, will continue to consciously invest in more such initiatives to assist in the development of inclusive education in the country.
She revealed that Huawei is currently working with UNESCO and the Ministry of Education through the Ghana Education Service (GES) and partners in Ghana to implement the Technology Enabled Open School System (TeOSS) pilot project in through which robust systems can connect schools and home. based on basic school learning are built to ensure the continuity and quality of learning in normal or crisis situations.
“I am happy to say that we have included Akropong School for the Blind or Visually Impaired as we like to call it, among the first beneficiaries of the project and our team of engineers and project coordinators from Huawei UNESCO, GES and CENDLOS visited the school for a full assessment and site survey.”
According to her, Huawei has just completed the Seeds for the Future Women in Tech program also for the first time in Ghana also saw the successful participation of a hard of hearing student who emerged impressively as one of the top scorers and top scorers. participants during the training.
Ms. Zhou, in this light, encouraged students to avoid being defined by a difficult situation and never give up on pursuing their dream because there are endless and equal opportunities for them.
Deputy Education Minister Ntim Fordjour praised Huawei and other supporting companies like Meinergy Technologies and Green House International for their benevolence.
According to him, between 2017 and 2020, a total of 2009 infrastructure projects were initiated by the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, of which 70% have since been completed and handed over, the rest at various stages of completion and in progress. as such. the gesture of the three companies is a step in the right direction.
He therefore called on other actors in the business to also increase the efforts the government is putting in place to provide support to special students in education to ensure that every child in Ghana has equal access to quality education. quality.
Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong commended Huawei, Meinergy Technology and Green House International for their support in providing their community service to students and running Mampong Akuapem Technical Secondary School for the Deaf.
He encouraged students to learn more and take advantage of the education given to them, as disability is not a disadvantage in the local community.