Tigo launches mobile digital library

Tigo Library PixTigo Ghana, a telecommunications company, has launched a Mobile Digital Library to encourage learning among children in rural Ghana.

The project is in partnership with Street Library Ghana, established by Mr. Hayford Siaw, a winner of  “Changemaker Competition”, organi-sed by Tigo in 2012.

The library is a van with its interior beautifully fitted with tables,  chairs and laptops.

Explaining the rationale behind the project, Gifty Bingley, Head of Corporate Communications at Tigo, said previously Mr. Hayford was travelling around rural Ghana with hard copy books in his mini-van to encourage children to read, but now “we have digitised the books, they will also have an experience with computers and the digital experience will be the same for every community we visit.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Tigo, Roshi Motman, urged IT inclined individuals to partner with the Street Library and offer ICT training in software and web applications to upgrade the knowledge of the children.

Mr. Siaw expressed his gratitude to Tigo for their support, saying “Children in rural Ghana will benefit immensely from the facility, as it would encourage them to study well and pass their exams.

According to Mr. Siaw, even though the children study ICT as a core subject, several of them do not have access to computers.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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