IMG_2934By duku i. plange

Students and residents of Good Shepherd Orphanage (GSO) – Kasoa, New Life International Children’s Home (NLI) ? Ansapatu, Cape Coast, In My Father?s House Orphanage (IMFH) ? Akatsi-Abor and Baptist School Complex (BASCO), Trotor? Suhum have again benefitted in four separate donations made by the Student Bridging the Information Gap (SBIG). Students? Bridging the Information Gap, Inc. (?SBIG?) is a U.S.-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in Summit, New Jersey. SBIG harnesses the humanitarian interests of students, corporate and faith-based partners and other civic groups to support fellow students in less-developed countries by providing computers and related equipment for learning labs, age appropriate reading materials and other support to beneficiary organizations.

In the last five years, SBIG has built four fully equipped Computer Labs and Librarieseach at all four Orphanages. SBIG is working towards its 5th ICT and Library facility in Ghana.

Mr.KafuiPrebbie, founder of Implementers donated the items on behalf of the partners: SBIG, Edison Chouest Offshore Ghana Ltd., Calvary Episcopal Church, Philip?s Academy (both in Summit, New Jersey) and Implementers Ghana. He said the purpose of the donation was aimed at facilitating the educational developments of the students to enable them compete globally.

Items donated included school bags, books,pens, clothes, shoes, socks, toys, water bottles and footballs.

Addressing the beneficiaries, the Project Coordinator of SBIG and Business Development Associate of Edison Chouest Offshore Ghana, Ms Ivy DukuPlange, reinstated SBIG?s commitment to its mission of addressing ICT education Gap in rural Ghana through the building and running of ICT and library facilities mainly in orphanages. ??SBIG understands that technology and literary skills are critical to any student?s education in today?s rapidly changing world,?? she said. She encouraged the students to take up ICT education very seriously because it is now the platform to compete well in the global market.

Last year, SBIG organized an ICT Quiz competition amongst the four beneficiary schools of which students at?In My Father?s House? emerged the winners. SBIG in collaboration with its partners will roll out competitive educational contests among the orphanages to sharpen their learning skills. Activities can be followed online at www.sbigonline.org.

SBIG and its strategic partners; Edison Chouest Offshore Ghana Limited, Microsoft Corporation, and Inveneo Computer Solutions have together donated over $350,000 in computer related equipment and age appropriate reading materials to these orphanages in Ghana since 2008.

 

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