Live Now IT learning center officially opened!
On November 12 the celebrational opening of the ICT center took place
On 11th November 2019, Live Now foundation commissioned its third completed project and thus the Live Now foundation ICT and Vocational/Technical training school at Tinkong. This was marked with a conference and celebration that was attended by chiefs and people of Tinkong, the 8 schools; both private and government located in Tinkong, representatives from the Ghana education service as well as journalists from some media houses.
At the celebration, the Country Director of the foundation; Mr Dekyem Henry in his speech explained the reason for setting up the ICT and vocational/technical training center as it is the objective of the foundation to uplift the lives of the people by giving them the opportunity to attain the requisite skills to fit into today’s job market. He also made mention of a few other projects that are still in the planning stages and once feasibility studies are completed, they will also be implemented. One of such projects is the development of the Tinkong football pitch to an ultra modern facility and also the organization of all year round sporting events where scouts and other well known sports people will be invited to.
Another is the plan to help small scale businesses expand and grow by giving them soft , flexible loans. He mentioned that these projects are for the people and so urged them to take full advantage of them, from the clinic to the school to every other project the foundation is undertaking.
The founder of the foundation Albert Van Beek also known as Nana Kwadjo Siaw I; the development chief of Tinkong also did speak on the same issues also urging the people to make full use for the facilities especially the clinic.
After that, the chief of Tinkong, Nana Wontumi Topera IV also gave a speech urging and encouraging the people to not let any of the projects become a white elephant, He said Nana Kwadjo Siaw (Albert Van Beek) is heaven sent and so for all that he is doing for the people, the least they could do is to patronize and take full advantage as that is all he seeks.
The speeches were followed by a sword cutting ceremony as the 5 classroom block with 2 offices were finally opened to the public. Of the 5 classrooms, 2 has been fully furnished with computers which are ready for use by the students from the 8 schools mentioned earlier. Plans are also far advanced to soon start the Vocational and Technical training side of the school.
The ICT center is opened to the schools and each school can come and access the facility once every week.
Later, a training workshop will be done for both staff of the Foundation and the teachers from the schools to equip them with the knowledge to use smart boards which will be used to teach the ICT at the center.