Digital access and skills project closes

A Plan International Ghana-run project to increase young people’s digital skills and access has closed after providing computers and internet connectivity to training centres.


Young people working at computers provided by Plan International Ghana and partners.

Plan International Ghana and its partners have held a closing ceremony to mark the end of a pilot project on affordable internet access and life skills for young people in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region.

Plan International Denmark and Bluetown Ghana were among the partners who supported the project, which began in 2021 and improved internet access for technical and vocational training institutions. They received desktop computers, accessories, internet connectivity and free data.

Skills for life

Mrs. Ahiadorme noted that the project had provided students with key digital skills needed for life in the modern world of work. “Digital skills enable people to use technology for a variety of purposes, such as working, learning, shopping, getting information, and participating in society,” she said. “Without a computer and access to the internet, you cannot acquire such skills.”

At the project closing ceremony, school officials expressed gratitude to the donors for their generosity and discussed potential sustainability plans for the use of the computers and internet infrastructure. The plans included daily cleaning and troubleshooting of the computers, routine scanning of the computers, regular repair work and educating students on computer maintenance.

Closing the digital gender gap

Closing the digital gender gap was also discussed as well as the need for more teacher training and increased awareness of cyber security.

Madam Peace Dellali, Project Manager of Bluetown Ghana, stated that even though the pilot project ended this year, it would continue to provide free monthly data to teachers and approximately 1,000 students until June 2023.

Plan International Ghana creates safe communities for children free of all forms of violence and ensures children have the opportunity to learn through quality, basic, inclusive education and skills training.

Education, Skills and work, Lifeskills training, Technology for development, Vocational training