Klefe children sensitised to use of technology
About 200 children from Klefe, near Ho, took part in a week-long programme to whip up their interest in using technology.
It was on the theme: ‘Empowering the Youth for Careers in Technology – The Klefe Experience’.
The programme, jointly organised by the Klefe Traditional Council and byteAfrica, coincided with activities marking the 10th anniversary of the enstoolment of the Paramount Chief of Klefe, Togbe Koku Dzaga XI.
The participants, mostly teenagers, were taken through coding, robotics and drone piloting.
The founder of byteAfrica, Jerry Denou, said the course was meant to enable the children to embrace technology and apply it in their daily lives. He said children in Keta, Sogakope, Dodowa, Team and Tamale would also benefit from the programme.
During a visit to one of the training sessions, Togbe Dzaga implored the children to take a keen interest in extra-curricular activities, especially in the area of technology.
That, he said, would make them versatile to address the challenges they might face in the future.
“You need to acquire vast information on current issues to broaden your scope,” Togbe Dzaga added.
He said productive skills could be attained from the positive use of social media and urged the children to desist from accessing harmful social media materials which would not help their intellectual growth.