To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote learning opportunities for children and young adults
Building ICT Labs
About Building the Libraries
Enliven Mama Africa partners with Thrive Africa and Ghana Education Service to research & locate schools that would benefit from having a library within the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Once we have assessed the needs of the schools our volunteers renovate unused spaces to create a vibrant learning environment for children to enjoy the benefits of a library. We provide all materials and build our libraries to the specific needs of the school.
Our partners Book-Cycle UK & Books Abroad collect books from across the UK and send them to Ghana where they are used to stock the libraries built by volunteers.
- 2010 - 2018 - 344 School libraries built - 518,000+ books donated
What We Do
Although ICT is on the national curriculum in Ghana many schools lack the facilities in which to teach it. The schools we work with do not have access to computers and therefore are only able to teach from the textbook.
Our project aims to provide ICT resources so all children within our partner schools have access to the equipment needed to learn the syllabus effectively.
We firstly lend the schools laptops and related equipment when they have scheduled ICT lessons, we do this until the time comes when we can build them a fully functioning ICT Lab.
What Volunteers Do
You’ll join ICT classes as assistant teachers and sit with school children assisting them as they are taught the ICT syllabus. Some groups will be involved in the renovation and building of ICT labs which will consist of painting, building furniture and installing equipment.
The lessons taught are to children aged 4-12 and are not advanced classes. You will follow a structured lesson plan with a qualified teacher and an Eliven Mama Africa project manager. Only a basic knowledge of how to use a computer is needed.