Tigo introduces Mobile Digital Library
The project, which is in partnership with Street Library Ghana, founded by its 2012 Change Maker, Hayford Siaw, has the interior of the van beautifully fitted with tables and chairs and laptops.
It also has additional tables, chairs and laptops which could be set outside the van to cater for more children.
Mrs Gifty Bingley, the Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility of Tigo, said Hayford was previously traveling around rural Ghana with hard copy books in his mini-van to encourage children to read.
“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,” she said.
Mrs Roshi Motman, the Chief Executive Officer of Tigo, encouraged other Tigo change makers like ‘Tech needs Girls’ and ‘IT4Teens’ to step up and partner with Street Library and offer ICT training in software and web applications for the children.
Mr Hayford Siaw, the founder of Street Library, commended the continued support by Tigo adding that “children in rural Ghana will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this pioneering project. It will go a long way to support Digital Inclusion.
He said even though children in rural Ghana studied ICT as a core subject, several of them had neither seen nor touched a computer and he looked forward to introducing them to the computers to be able to read the electronic books.