Hubtel donated ICT equipment to five schools in Greater Accra. The package included laptops, projectors, projector screen stands, speakers, microphones, internet routers and other computer peripherals. The gift was part of Hubtel’s corporate social responsibility commitments.
Prior to the intervention from Hubtel, some beneficiary schools either had only one PC for teaching and learning ICT while some had none at all.
Beneficiaries included St. Paul Primary & Junior High (Kpehe), Liberty Avenue 2 Junior High (Adabraka), Dr. F.V. Nanka-Bruce Junior High (Korle-Gonno), Nima Cluster of Schools and Bethel AME Zion Junior High (Ashaiman).
The schools were selected by employees of Hubtel after they had visited the schools to learn first hand the different challenges they faced in the teaching and learning of information technology subjects.
CEO of Hubtel Mr. Alex Bram, said Hubtel is committed to making the teaching and learning of ICT fun and memorable. He explained that Hubtel believes school children should not be intimidated by technology. Therefore, he noted, Hubtel was providing early access to quality computer education for the children pupils.
CEO Bram said Hubtel wished to see more school children take computing programs at higher levels because the illiterates of the future will be people who cannot use computers.
Representatives of beneficiary schools expressed relief and thanked Hubtel for the donation. Assistant Headmaster of St. Paul Primary and Junior High Mr. Michael Owusu said it really felt special and described the presentation as a moment of pride. Mr. Owusu explained that for three years, his team had made frantic efforts to acquire these equipment with little success. Mr. Owusu explained that his students can now have a real chance to understand ICT better.
Hubtel is Ghana’s first tech company to become a member of the globally acclaimed Pledge 1%. Under this commitment, in 2017, Hubtel pledged to give 1% of profits, 1% of products and 1% of paid employee time to charity.
Hubtel was founded in May 2005 on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.