The Kuyu Project Goes To Ghana

17 Oct, 2011

From 28th – 30th Oct, 2011 I shall be working together with Magnus Gameli Adzaho & Jo Webber on the Kuyu Digital Project; a digital literacy program introducing a group of high school students in Keta Secondary School and other surrounding schools in the Anlo District to:

  • Basic Information & Communication Technology Skills (ICT4D)
  • Emailing & Social Networking
  • Engaging in Social Media positively and
  • Video Reporting (Citizen Journalism)

The key to successful implementation of digital technology in our society and effectively achieving our hope of becoming a technology powerhouse involves growing a human resource base that can facilitate that development. One of the ways of getting the best and the brightest in to the field of technology is to expose them early to technology and its possibilities.

About Kuyu Project

The Kuyu Project is a digital literacy initiative aimed at teaching African youth how to fully utilize social media and other digital tools to effect social change in their communities to achieve their goals and objectives.

Currently; the project firmly covers 4 broad areas:

  • Digital Training Camps
  • Digital Mobilization Kit

Recently, a number of schools in Eastern Africa have benefitted from the great mentorship of Kuyu Project.  Below are a few of the various projects:

AZMA – Girls from Precious Blood School Creating A Social Network For Community Service

Scaling Out: Taking Digital Skill Sets To West African High School Students

It is my hope that, the various training we shall be taking them through will afford them the opportunity to use digital tools and social media platforms for the betterment of their self’s and communities.

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About the author

Mac-Jordan

An award winning blogger, Social Media Entrepreneur & a Travel-geek from Ghana. This the hub of my digital life, ideas and ramblings. Follow my rants on Technology, Africa, Ghana and Tech Start-ups on Twitter --> @MacJordan

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5 Comments

  1. October 20, 2011

    I’m happy and grateful for the opportunity to work on this project and with you too, Mac (we seem to be bumping into each other a lot). Let’s do this and make a difference in the lives of these students.

    I just wanted to point out that the official names of the school and the district are Keta Senior High Technical School and Keta Municipality . Thanks. Can’t wait to get it started!

  2. Kennie Eyram Cann [Kennie Billz]
    October 27, 2011

    Congrats guys, thumbs up for such a great initiative!

  3. Joshua Tsiang Bhan
    November 12, 2011

    Superb article on digital project in Africa!
    Keep up the good work, MJ.

    • Administrator
      November 30, 2011

      @Joshua – Thanks for commenting.
      I’m looking for ideas and topics for my next post on Digital Technology in Africa. Any ideas?

  4. April 25, 2012

    I loved reading such a great post. Such entertaining writing is rare these days. Informed comment like this has to be applauded. I’ll certainly be looking in on this blog again soon!

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