Vodafone Foundation has trained students with disabilities from the Akropong School for the Blind and the Demonstration School for the Deaf at Mampong Akuapem, the eastern region of Ghana, in web development and programming.
The workshop was organized under the theme “A day for Web developing and Coding for the blind to commemorate this year’s International Day of Education”, in collaboration with Soronko Academy and Planet Africa Relief Foundation.
Speaking at the technology workshop, Vodafone Foundation Lead Amaris Perbi highlighted the importance of national development education.
“Over the years, education has provided people with skills and knowledge necessary to obtain well-paying and valued careers. It has also shaped and helped people think, feel, and behave in a way that contributes to communities’ success and development” said Perbi
“Again, we want to ensure that no one is left behind in the digital drive, and thus we are proud to partner the Soronko Academy and Planet Africa Relief Foundation in this month’s ‘Birthday Stars’ project to train these special students. We are confident that this training session would help them a lot”, he added.
“We are most grateful to Vodafone Foundation for this opportunity given our students. I believe the skills imbibed by our students will go a long way to transform their lives by placing them in a position to compete fiercely in a world driven by technology to the greater extent,” said Setumte Ametewee, Headmaster of Demonstration School for the Deaf.