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Sekyere East District: Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation trains thousands of pupils in ICT, Reading and Cinema

The Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation has begun training of thousands of pupils in the area of Information Communication Technology ICT, Reading and Cinema at Sechi a farming community near Effiduase in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region.

The two-week training program which commenced on Monday May 20, 2024 afforded hundreds of basic school students to use laptops and computers for the first time in their lives.

The project is being led by the Otumfuo – Agroecom Mobile Library Project (OAMLP) a subsidiary of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation in collaboration with Agroecom Ghana, a renowned cocoa buying company.

Addressing the media at the sidelines of the project, the Stakeholder Relations Manager for Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Mr Kwabena Owusu Ababio said the brain behind the move was to ensure less fortunate students in deprived areas get access to modern technologies in education.

He added that, the foundation wants students in rural areas have the same learning conditions as their peers in urban areas.

He added that, the foundation also want to inculcate the habit of reading and the use of ICT and its related techniques in rural communities.

Mr Ababio however commended Agroecom Ghana Limited for teaming up with the foundation, adding that the company has for the past six to seven years provided the financial muscle for the foundation to provide quality and affordable education to pupils in the country.

For his part, the District Education Director for the Area, Williams Brako Agyapong praised the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation and Agroecom Ghana Limited for the initiative.

He described the move as apt, adding that it will provide a huge platform for deprived children to learn.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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