A campaign dubbed, ‘‘One Child One Tablet” has been introduced onto the Ghanaian technological markets to encourage parents create avenues for their children to explore the internet and learn at the same time.
The campaign is powered by Brich Technologies Ghana Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian technological company with expertise in the development of software, assembling of Laptops and Tablets.
Speaking at the media launch of the campaign in Accra, Richmond Aumadu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brich Technologies Ghana Limited, said the Tablets are purposely made for children’s learning and it has features like a 10.1 screen size, front and back camera, 5M pixel camera, quad core processor, 8 GB Rom, a dongle (USB) and comes in various attractive colours.
According to him, these features, were simply factored in the Tablets for the easy access of children between the ages of three to ten as well as senior secondary school students.
He said it is about time Africa uses technology to transform and change lives like what is happening in the other parts of the world.
‘Africa is late and far behind as far as exploring technology for development was concerned.
Africa needs to groom and develop its Bill Gates by introducing children to technology at early stages of their development’.
He noted that Africa needs to replace the use of slates with the introduction of Tablets for learning adding that the campaign hopes to increase children’s access to the use of technology for learning.
He explained that the way and manner technology is fast growing is akin to how people rapidly updates their mobile phones software to access the internet.
Tablets Personal Computers (PC) is one of the most powerful ways of teaching urging parents not to only invest in the feeding of their wards but introduce them to Android Tablets.
He said gone are the days when parents dump robots and Legos on their children which do not add any value to the learning process of the child.
He took the opportunity to appeal to parents to allow their children access to their Tablets and Laptops to enable them explore the internet for their learning activities.
For some reasons teachers and parents feel upset whenever their students or wards make an attempt to use their Tablets and other technological materials he noted.
He mentioned that to make the Tablets available to every child across the country, his company has partnered with some banks and savings and loans companies to roll out the Tablet on hire purchase to enable parents buy it for their children.
The managers of the campaign in the coming weeks will kick start a massive interactive campaign in the various Senior Secondary Schools and Junior Secondary Schools to educate the students on the need to aid their learning process using technology.
The campaign One Child One Tablet is on the theme: ‘The Best Learning Companion for Your Kid’