Information Technology (ICT) Volunteer Project
You will help bring the Internet into classrooms within the local schools and provide forums for communities to share ideas about development activities. Volunteers will also spend some of their time making sure that the local teachers with limited resources know how to use computers. Your valuable contribution on the project will help improve computer literacy education and internet access for mostly children and women in rural villages in Ghana.
In this 21st century, computer literacy is a skill which is valued almost as highly as standard literacy! It is therefore a huge advantage to learn the basics of computer use, and this is something which volunteers can help with. By sharing their knowledge of IT with students and teachers alike, volunteers increase the future prospects of each individual they help.
Just like children around the world, Ghanaian pupil are fascinated by computers and eager to learn how to use them. Teaching such a useful skill is invaluable, both to individuals and their communities. From developing a better understanding of computers, job opportunities which would not previously have been available, present themselves.
Any college student, IT specialist or professional who uses computer to do their college work will have sufficient skills. Be knowledgeable in windows operation, Ms. Word, Ms. Excel (spread sheet), Ms. Access, Ms. Power Point. Volunteers must be 17years or older, flexible and adaptable. Have good communication in English language. Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and adjust to any challenges in working conditions
What is included in program fee?
Airport pick-up, Pre-Departure Information, Accommodation (home-stay), two (2) meals daily, Orientation, 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff, Certification of completion and Project donation.
What is not included?
Visa costs, Airfare, Travel and Medical Insurance, Vaccinations, Airport drop-off after project completion (Can be arranged at an extra cost), Transportation to and from project site and Personal spending money.
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