EQUIPPING THE NEXT GENERATION WITH DIGITAL SKILLS IN GHANA

On an upper floor of the Stanbic Heights building in Accra on a Saturday morning, sixteen young students follow the instructions of the virtual tutor in a digital training webinar. From basic coding language to the use of Java and HTML, the lower and upper basic school students between nine and seventeen years old are being trained to enhance their IT capabilities in order to take advantage of the opportunities in today’s digital world.

“This digital class has helped me to learn more about computer coding using HTML and CSS,” said Uma Abdul Sala, a beneficiary of the digital training programme developed by IBM Ghana. Uma and five other female students were selected to be part of the training during the World Literacy Day digital skills seminar given by United Way Ghana for schools in Ayawaso East in September last year.