African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computers

African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computers

Categories: Africa | Children | Technology

The story of a Ghanaian teacher who taught computer science using chalk and a blackboard, which attracted the sympathy of the Internet audience, received positive development - various organizations, including a British university and Microsoft itself, were moved and presented computers to schoolchildren.

Many children admitted that they saw real computers for the first time. Meanwhile, in order to pass the national exam in Ghana, all students, regardless of whether they studied at a rich or poor school, need to have some knowledge of computer science and understand how programs work.

African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computers Source: Quartz

Not so long ago, photos of a dedicated teacher flew around social networks, who, despite the lack of necessary equipment, persistently taught his students the basic elements of Microsoft Word, diligently drawing the program interface on the blackboard with chalk.

African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computersPhoto: Richard Akoto.

African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computersThis is what a computer mouse made of chalk looked like. Photo: JoyOnline.

On March 12, the NIIT African Computer School donated five computers and a set of computer science textbooks to the educational institution. The teacher, Richard Akoto, received a personal computer from Microsoft and a package of educational programs, as well as an invitation to an educational conference recently held in Singapore — where he was presented with gifts.

African schoolchildren who studied Word from drawings on the blackboard donated computersPhoto: Richard Akoto.

Despite the generosity shown, the teacher in an interview with Quartz noted that several computers are not enough to fully teach students an educational program. It remains to be hoped that the story will not end there and the children will receive the resources they need.

Keywords: Microsoft | Ghana | Computer | Education | Teacher | Schoolchildren

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