The Young at Heart Gh Volunteer group had its University of Cape Coast Volunteer Base visit Imam Kohomeini Islamic Basic School at Amamoma on Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday.
The group, living up to its digital literacy aim, taught ICT to the JHS 1, 2 and 3 classes of the school. With thirteen volunteers, about seventy children were taught in groups of seven. The children were divided into ten groups with a volunteer each, to enhance the practicality of the ICT experience.
Volunteers went with their personal laptops to expose children to a learning game, Ananse the Teacher App which fuses the sciences and arts in its learning context through Ananse folkore.
With their personal laptops, Young at Heart Volunteers introduced students of Imam Khomeini to App. The game teaches tourism and the meaning of Adinkra symbols to promote Ghanaian culture. It also has DIY tasks outlining experimental steps for users of the app to learn science and have fun. With its comprehension passages, reading is encouraged among children who use the application.
Children learning Ananse the Teacher App
The application is available on Google Play Store and can be played offline. Plans are underway to make it available on iOS and Microsoft to reach a wider user group.
Elsewhere in Ghana, Young at Heart Gh visited schools in Accra, Kumasi and Koforidua where it has sister volunteer bases. The group has since last year, been sponsored by Tigo for placing first place in the 2015 Tigo Digital Change makers Competition.
Some photos from the activity below:
Source: Martina Korsah / ATL FM News