Images from Ghana

In Ghana, where the Baah-Wiredu Laptop per Child Foundation is working towards a 10,000 laptop deployment, the Millennium Village cluster in Bonsaaso includes some of the first adopters of one laptop per child.

The Millennium Villages are part of an effort to help sub-saharan African countries realize the Millennium Development Goals through global social, financial, and innovation support.  Professor Jeffrey Sachs and former Secretary General Kofi Annan have worked closely together in designing and championing the MDGs, and proposing Millennium Villages and related programs.
This past week, Sachs and Annan visited Bonsaaso and visited the primary students there.

Primary students show off to visitors in Bonsaaso

As the village is unusual in a number of ways, not least in that it reportedly has reliable free internet access, it will be interesting to see how the students and teachers progress over the coming year. What do you think?

13 thoughts on “Images from Ghana

  1. I agree with USA Mothers, I would love to save the world but our city is in a state of depression, help us! Overseas productions may be cheaper abroad but has destroyed our economy, it may cost more here but let’s bring this program to our children

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  4. so i think i do agree with S. Ohene-S that the government of Ghana had no hand in that project because i do not see any signs of continuity of this now in Ghana.
    i would encourage more civil society participation in the education process, we should not allow governments to take us for a ride.
    i work in the education sector (public university) and i do not see clear policy directions from the ministry of education regarding ICTs in education. can anyone please educate me further on this…
    is there any way volunteers can help in this regard, maybe not necessarily financing but in other ways?

  5. i am a single mother of four children i have been lasid off since last september i would like to know if my children are eligable for this program they are very smart and deserve the chance to have a computer to learn on they cant help that we are now very poor worse then ever

  6. To USA Mothers:

    A coworker expressed a similar sentiment about US kids, not all have access to machines. On the other hand I do think the opportunity is greater in the States than in say Africa. Most Children in the US have parents who could afford computers at home. It’s hardly the case in rural 3rd country. Sharing in this way helps all of us in the long run. Please share your thoughts.

  7. To Solomon Asare:

    To correct what Solomon said, the Bonsaaso xo laptops was not ordered by the government of Ghana but rather part of the One Laptop Per Child Africa Moment OLPCorps. These laptops were directly ordered by the ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD, USA. The government of Ghana does not have a hand in it. TAKE NOTE OF THAT.

  8. To USA Mothers:
    Why do you assume this is a gift from the US? And even if it were would it mean Americans have stopped caring for themselves? These laptops were ordered by the government of Ghana. The project is christened after the late finance minister who initiated it. Great job to the guys at olpc, thanks for your vision.

  9. I’m a volunteer, tutoring and mentoring children, in the city of Detroit. A computer for every child in this city could change the lives of our kids and their families; it would change the future of our city. I agree with USA Mothers, I would love to save the world but our city is in a state of depression, help us! Overseas productions may be cheaper abroad but has destroyed our economy, it may cost more here but let’s bring this program to our children. Charity begins at home.

  10. Wow, really? I can think of millions of children in the USA just as deserving of a wirelessly connected laptop. I am all for supporting 3rd world countries to help build them up and get them the education and tools they need to be a productive country. But when did Americans stop being concerned about their own Country.

  11. There’s a whole photo where it’s more clear that the students are taking and showing images here. This was also an OLPCorps country last summer. Send us your favorite photos of XOs in use, with the stories behind them, and they may get their own post!

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