Tigo Ghana outdoors its new Mobile Digital Library

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Tigo Ghana has taken?a giant step towards digital inclusion for children in rural Ghana by outdooring its new Mobile Digital Library.
IMG_8439The project which is a partnership with Street Library Ghana, founded by its 2012 Changemaker, Hayford Siaw has the interior of the van beautifully fitted with tables and chairs and laptops. It also has additional tables and chairs and laptops which can be set up outside the van to cater for additional children.
Explaining the rationale for the project, the Head of Corporate Communications and CSR for Tigo, Gifty Bingley, explained that Hayford was previously travelling around rural Ghana with hard copy books in his mini-van to encourage children to read.
?With this innovation we have taken the project a step further, we have digitized the books, they will also have a hands-on experience with the computers and the digital experience will be the same for every community we visit, she said.
The CEO for Tigo, Roshi Motman, encouraged other Tigo Changemakers like ?Tech needs Girls? and ?IT4Teens? to step up and partner with Street Library and offer ICT training in software and web applications for the children.
The founder of Street Library, Hayford Siaw, could not hide his excitement, he was grateful for Tigo?s continued support since he became a part of the Changemakers. ?Children in rural Ghana will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this pioneering project. It will go a long way to support Digital Inclusion.
According to Hayford even though children in rural Ghana study ICT as a core subject, several of them have neither seen nor touched a computer. He looked forward to introducing them to the computers and going through the downloaded books.

About Street Library Ghana
Street Library Ghana is nonprofit social enterprise that responds to educational needs of vulnerable children in Africa by providing sustainable literacy, cultural resources and personal development. Incorporated in 2012, Street Library Ghana’s mission is to raise the youth literacy rate among children in under-resourced rural communities.
The Street Library pushes libraries from their traditional, static role of being a permanent building for books, to being a revolutionary and vibrant outdoor environment where books travel to the people who need them most: children who would otherwise have no access to library resources.

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