By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Old Ningo Prampram is an old fishing community with a population of about five thousand people and located within the Greater Accra Region. Although this community is not far from Accra the capital city of Ghana, it lacks most of the basic amenities that most suburbs in the city enjoy.
This year MTN Ghana identified some lapses in the educational infrastructure at Old Ningo Prampram which has got to do with a proper and well structured Information Technology Center that would provide support and assistance to teachers and students.
So as part of MTN Ghana’s 21 Days Y’ello Care 2014 campaign, Old Ningo Prampram Senior Secondary School was chosen to benefit from MTN’s e-libraries project which if completed is expected to provide teachers and students with access to over 40 000 e-books from around the world and on a wide range of subjects.
With a team of MTN staff and some selected media organizations, Nana Perbi who is the Ghana – CSR Projects Advisor- Education Portfolio Manager led his colleagues from the Ridge Headquarters of MTN Ghana to Old Ningo Prampram SHS to start construction works on a new containerized ICT library project, with support and direction from professional artisans on site work on the e-library project started in earnest.
Nana Perbi told Biztechafrica that the project will be completed within 21 days and handed over to the school authority. He said that Old Ningo SHS was chosen due to the fact that it has a wider space on its compound to place an e-library. He further noted that with the placement of the new e-library on the school campus, it will serve students from communities around.
Mr. Perbi mentioned that the e-library will be stock with the latest IT gadgets and friendly applications that will make accessing the library online by teachers and students very easy.
Kolikie Annang who is a student could hide her joy and excitement when she learnt that she and her colleagues will soon be connected to libraries around the globe through the power of the internet. She told Biztechafrica the construction of the e-library in her school compound will afford student the opportunity to access material online that would aid them in their studies.