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450 Visually Impaired Persons Receive ICT Training

GIFEC Administrator, Prince Ofosu Sefah said his outfit has plans to train more individuals with special needs in order to afford them the needed skills to benefit from the Government’s digitalisation agenda.

450 visually impaired persons have received training in fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) under the “Introduction to Computer Basics for the Visually Impaired (ICBVI)” project.

The training was organized by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, at Techiman in the Bono East Region.

Participants were drawn from thirteen out of the country’s sixteen regions.

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The project dubbed, “Introduction to Computer Basics for the Visually Impaired (ICBVI)” saw the selection of visually impaired beneficiaries from thirteen regions across Ghana.

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The beneficiaries were also taken through several technological skills and knowledge as well as how to utilise certain special features in their computers and phones.

GIFEC Administrator, Prince Ofosu Sefah, said his outfit has plans to train more individuals with special needs to afford them the needed skills to benefit from the Government’s digitalisation agenda.

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He made it clear that “ICT is very important but it often starts with getting access. If you don’t have access, you are excluded from the information age. We will all need to get access, tools, and then the knowledge before we can benefit from what we at GIFEC call, meaningful connectivity to technology.”

On his part, Bono East Regional Minister, Kwasi Adu-Gyan, said, “The government acknowledges that Ghana’s entry into digitalisation requires a rapid extension of access to ICT to all sections of the communities to reach out to and benefit as many people as possible including our dear brothers and sisters who are either physically or visually challenged”.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), are the sponsors of the project.

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