The Helping Africa Foundation under the leadership of Dr. Deborah Rose, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, dedicated an ultra-modern ICT facility to the Nkrankwanta community in the Bono Region as part of their efforts to promote IT education in Ghana.
The lab is the 12th of the Yamoransa Model Labs built across the regions of Ghana and was promoted by Hon.Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Member of Parliament for the Dormaa- West Constituency.
The facility consists of a 75 computers, a MAKERSPACE for Robotics, 3D Design & Printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and a Conference Room for meetings, training and workshops.
The facility is also powered by solar to prevent the disruption of lessons during power outages.
Speaking to Yagbon News on what motivated him to partner with The Helping Africa Foundation (HAF) to build this facility, Hon.Vincent Oppong Asamoah said:
“In my constituency, we were lacking a computer lab and my students were struggling as they couldn’t compete with the students from other cities. It had always been my wish to do this for the community to help the students because the world now revolves around technology and no knowledge of how technology works is very worrying”,
I am delighted to see the students learn in this facility, the MP stated.
The MP also touched on maintenance culture and tasked both students and stakeholders to maintain the facility to benefit future generations of the community.
The MP told Yagbon News that, the Yamoransa Model Lab project is a long-term plan by the Helping Africa Foundation that seeks to build an ultramodern ICT centre in all regions of Ghana as a way of making sure that the teaching and learning of ICT in schools go beyond theory.
The ultimate goal of the project is to ensure that citizens of Ghana can become model world citizens and equipped enough to challenge other nationals in the world of technology.
The Promoter of the Yamoransa Model Lab 12, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, MP for Dormaa – West constituency, at the dedication ceremony in Nkrankwanta, expressed his gratitude to the Helping Africa Foundation for their sterling intervention in providing the community with such a facility.