Compassion Ghana, a NGO, has commissioned a computer resource centre at the Redemption Hour Child Development Centre (CDC) to improve teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology among children in Accra.
The facility which costs 54,000 dollars includes 36 computers, two printers, projector, photocopy machine and some computer books.
The project initiated in partnership with the Redemption Hour Faith Ministry, is aimed at equipping the children of Redemption Hour CDC to acquire the skills and knowledge in ICT and to help them develop their spiritual life, socio-emotional life.
Commissioning the project, Mr Justice Dadson, Partner Preparation Specialist of Compassion Ghana, said before the project started about 92 per cent of the registered children of Redemption Hour CDC attended schools without an ICT facility.
“So the general objective of this intervention is to improve teaching and learning at the Centre by enabling the registered children to have access to ICT resource centre”, he said.
He said it was important that children become more familiar with ICT at an early age to help them acquire the needed skills in ICT to climb the educational ladder adding that they would need it more in future as the world is moving to technology world.
“In this dynamic world it will get to a time that your illiteracy in ICT will not only make you less useful in an organization but you may also not be to survive in an industrialized community”, he noted.
Mr Dadson commended Redemption Hour CDC for taking the right step in establishing the computer laboratory.
He urged them to take good care of the center so that it would achieve its intended purpose.
Speaking of behalf of Redemption CDC, Madam Doris Van Dyck, acknowledged the importance of the project saying “it will help alleviate the concerns of the needy children in the community be it in education, health, clothing and feeding to a certain level where each child would be able to cater for his or herself”.
She commended Compassion Ghana for their effort and assured them of Redemption Hour CDC’s commitment to maintain and properly manage the centre for achieve its stated purpose. GNA