The Accra-Legon Rotary club has handed over a fully furnished Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory to Aplaku M/A 2 basic school to aid in the study of ICT in the school.
The gesture forms part of the club’s yearly projects initiatives.
They equipped and refurbished the computer lab with 33 Dell Desktops Computers, a Projector, Air-Conditioners and Furniture.
The President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon , Miss Valentina Kumadey said on February 23, 2017, which is a Rotary Family Health day, Rotary Club of Accra Legon visited the Aplaku community to conduct a health screening exercise.
That, she added, they (Rotarians) were approached by the Headmistress of Aplaku M/A Basic School concerning some of the challenges confronting the school, which included an empty library and computer labs.
Miss Kumadey said the club spent about GH¢85,000 for both the library and the IT lab, pointing out that “currently, the club has spent close to GH¢65,000 on the computer lab.”
She said the project was supported by corporate organisations, adding that the telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana, supported with GH¢20,000.
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She further said the project was also supported by organisations such as the Transglobal Logistics, Corporate Investigation Bureau and some individuals.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Ruby Mildred Dzantor expressed her gratitude to the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon for the gesture and said the school will put in place necessary measures to ensure the protection of the computers.
Mrs Esther Batsa, one of the three ICT teachers in the school, who could not hide her joy recounted expressed optimism that the computers would help to improve the teaching and learning of ICT in the school.
She said the gesture will help the students to have access to computers, hence enabling them to gain practical experience.
Mr. Appiah Khrushcher Kwame, the Assistant Director of the Municipal Assembly thanked Rotary Club of Accra-Legon for their support.
The Rotary Club of Accra-Legon is one of the local branches of Rotary International: an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.