2022 Otumfuo Mobile Learning Project Commences In Essuowin

The first point of call for the Otumfuo-Agroecom Mobile Learning Project (OAMLP) team for the year 2022 was in Essuowin in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

The team began in Essuowin on February 14 and has remained there for the past two weeks furnishing students with the needed knowledge in ICT, Reading, and Community Cinema sessions.

Otumfuo-Agroecom Van In Essuowin

For ICT, the focus was on how to properly hold and use the mouse, the functions of the keyboard, features of the desktop, how to create a folder, how to personalise the computer, basic skills of typing using Mavis Beacon, Microsoft Office Suite, painting using the computer, and many others.

ICT lessons in One of the schools at Essuowin

The pupils were also taught how to develop a set of reading strategies and match appropriate strategies to each reading situation including Previewing, Predicting, Skimming and Scanning, Guessing from context and Paraphrasing as well as the letters of the 42 sounds of English for effective reading skills, word pronunciations and how to use the dictionary.

Reading Lessons in one of the schools in Essuowin

Between the hours of 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, every evening of the project was the edutainment moment of the course for both children and adults known as the Community Cinemas sessions. Films of the Asante tradition (Adaekese ceremony) from Manhyia Palace, videos on conducted interviews with Cocoa farmers, videos of Agroecom, videos on the children’s classroom sessions, and a platform for Agroecom were televised after which they held discussions with the community.

The project in Essuowin made provision for 100 sets of laptops and two desktops powered by a generator for the ICT lessons, a makeshift library, and films for the Cinemas session which took place each day of the project.

As the two-week project in Essuowin ends today, the team heads straight to Kobeng in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti region where they will spend two weeks.

Sponsored by the licensed Cocoa Buying Company- Agroecom- the project, an initiative of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II foundation (OOTIIF) has the aim of “bridging the gap between rural and urban education” and has been in force since 2017 with 62,646 pupils and 107 communities throughout 28 districts impacted, according to the OOTIIF.

Source: Fuseini

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