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Microsoft Equips Betenase JHS Computer Lab

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As part of plans to drive digital transformation in Africa, technology giant, Microsoft in collaboration with eSolutions Consulting―a local Education partner in Ghana, has donated technological resources to equip a computer lab at Betenase Junior High School, located in Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region.

According to Microsoft’s Education Lead for West East and Central Africa, Warren La Fleur, this step is to empower person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

“Microsoft believes that enablement must start at grassroots level by way of education. It is the teachers and the work they do through their lessons, that allow for this to happen effectively,” he said.

“We are extremely impressed by the work educators all over the continent are doing – as economies like Ghana become increasingly digital, technical thinking and understanding technology becomes of supreme importance.

“Around the world, a key part of Microsoft’s work is concentrated on empowering educators to create environments in and out of the classroom that guide and nurture student passion and enable students to achieve beyond their wildest imagination – making, designing, inventing, building the future”, La Fleur added.

Betenase JHS

Help was extended to the doorsteps of the Betenase JHS after one of its teachers, Richard Appiah Akoto, had improvised a computer by sketching it on the blackboard and explaining it to the pupils during his ICT class because the school lacked real computers.

His ingenuity went viral on social media and got the attention of Microsoft to equip his school with 27 new computers.

The lucky teacher has also benefited from a training abroad, among other benefits.

Other incentives donated to the school include furniture – tables and chairs, school uniforms, mathematical sets and device security storage units.

The others are, one-year free 3G connectivity, a projector, screen, UPS back up and routers.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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