Dec 18, 2017 Last Updated 11:51 AM, Dec 14, 2017

Tigo Ghana introduces mobile digital library

ABN – Tigo Ghana has partnered with Street Library Ghana to establish the country’s first mobile digital library.

It is hoped that the project will boost digital inclusion for children in rural Ghana.

The library is held within a van, which is fitted with tables, chairs and laptops.

A mobile extension can also be set up outside of the van to cater for more children.

Gifty Bingley, Head of Tigo’s Corporate Social Responsibility unit, said: “With this innovation we have taken the project a step further.

“We have digitised 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.”

Street Library Ghana founder Hayford Siaw added: “Children in rural Ghana will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this pioneering project.

“It will go a long way to support digital inclusion. Even though children in rural Ghana study ICT as a core subject, several of them have neither seen nor touched a computer.

“I look forward to introducing them to the computers and going through the downloaded books.”

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