Savana Signatures Builds Teachers Skills in the Use of ICT Tools

Savana Signatures Builds Teachers Skills in the Use of ICT Tools

More than 400 teachers and circuit supervisors from the Northern and Volta regions of Ghana have received basic ICT maintenance skills and ICT pedagogy through the Integration of ICT in Education Project (IIEP). Also, Savana Signatures provided 17 11-seater computers laboratories for 17 basic schools. All these formed part of Savana Signatures’ contributions to improving the quality of education in Ghana using ICT. The effort is also aimed to facilitate the implementation of Ghana’s ICT…

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Savana Signatures Trains Teachers to Mentor Children to Speak Up on Rights

Savana Signatures Trains Teachers to Mentor Children to Speak Up on Rights

Children should be able to advocate their rights to education, clean drinking water, good sanitation, and quality health. To do this effectively, child advocates will need reliable but free platforms. Digital media, however, has made this easier for people to create content and share it with the world. To provide that voice to children in Ghana, Savana Signatures through Integration of ICT in Education project (IIEP) developed a training model called the “Young Reporters Guide”….

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Edukans’ Going Global Brings Dutch Students and Teachers to Ghana

Edukans’ Going Global Brings Dutch Students and Teachers to Ghana

Savana Signatures will host 31 Dutch students and teachers from the Netherlands under an exchange programme known as “Going Global“. Going Global connects Dutch schools with schools in developing countries and raises awareness about the importance of good education anywhere in the world. It also involves cultural and social exchanges between students of varied educational, cultural and social backgrounds. The participating students during their trips share their experiences with their colleagues back home through blogging.

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Children in Ghana Speak Out on Rights

Children in Ghana Speak Out on Rights

Children should be able to advocate their rights. To do this effectively, they need to be guided and provided with a platform that will give them the opportunity to express their feelings and learn about issues affecting their lives. It is against this background that Savana Signatures has designed children empowerment training module known as the “Young Reporters”.  This platform provides space for young people to learn about their rights, build their confidence and interact…

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ICT Improving Low Quality of Education in Ghana

ICT Improving Low Quality of Education in Ghana

It is generally acknowledged that for Ghana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic and human resource development, substantial resources will need to be directed at improving educational policy and delivery. For instance, in 2011, 176,128 candidates, representing 46.93 per cent of the 375,280 candidates who sat for the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) had admission to Senior High Schools (SHSs) and Technical Institutions (TIs) based on the computerized selection and placement processes….

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Savana Signatures Model School in the Offing

Savana Signatures Model School in the Offing

The education system in Ghana since independence has gone through various reforms but these reforms have failed to integrate or make skill training for pupils an ultimate priority. In spite of these reforms, Ghana’s educational system still at large remains theoretical which does not create opportunities for pupils to be creative. There are substantial numbers of unemployed young people on the streets who have passed through one form of education or other in Ghana yet,…

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In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

http://www.unicef.org/ghana/media_7656.html In Ghana, UNICEF is equipping a group of Tech Girls to become young journalists and tell their stories via blogs and digital photography. They are also given skills to advocate for change in their communities. Gloria Seidu, 11, is one of the members of the group, said: “I am writing a story about the girls who sell sachets of water on the street. They are missing out on going to school.” Tech Girls was…

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