March 14, 2022

Otumfuo Mobile Learning Van Stops At Wioso

The Otumfuo-Agroecom Mobile Learning team is still in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana but this time, has made a stop at Wioso where it is expected to spend the next two weeks imbibing in students, practical knowledge in ICT and Reading.

This follows an end to their two-weeks stay in Kobeng.

The initiative of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation (OOTII) in collaboration with Cocoa Buying Company, Agroecom, is to bridge the Knowledge gap that accentuates between students in the rural communities and that of the urban centres.

How? Quite simple yet impressive. The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation is making provision for laptops and GES-recommended books to aid students in the rural settings with practical Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Reading lessons respectively as well as to conduct Community Cinema sessions.

Provisions made for the project include 100 sets of laptops and two desktops powered by a generator for the ICT lessons, a makeshift library, and films for the Cinemas session.

For ICT, the team will focus 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.

Pupils will also get practical 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.

Between the hours of 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, every evening of the project will be 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 will be televised after which there will be discussions with the community members.

The team will remain in Wioso from today, March 14 to April 3, 2022.

The 2022 edition of the OAMLP began at Essuowin in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti region of Ghana and ended on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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