Students in Ghana are required to learn Information and Computer Technology (ICT) as one of the core subjects in secondary school. However, most schools lack even basic computer and internet services. Also, school libraries in Ghana are usually under stocked, outdated, or non-existent. The lack of library and computer resources in schools is holding students back from excelling in school.
Rebecca Kuntz, in partnership with Light for Children, raised $50,000 to build an Education Center, which will serve more than 700 public school students and community members in Atonsu, Kumasi. Construction began early in 2013 and was completed in June 2014.
The center includes a library and a computer lab containing 25 computers with internet access. Over the summer months the center was used by volunteers from Hong Kong University and elsewhere to teach ICT classes and to run reading and writing programs in the library. The Education Center officially opened in October 2014.