In February, 2018 on Facebook dispersed photos Ghanaian teacher of computer Akoto Richard (Richard Akoto). The students of the small village elementary school in which he teaches did not have computers, so the African before each lesson drew in detail on the board various programs like Microsoft Word.
In a conversation with the publication of Quartz, Akoto noted that for a full-time computer class, the school needs about 50 devices. A month after the pictures became popular, the teacher received the first donations.
On March 12, the African computer school NIIT gave the school five computers, several unnamed “accessories” and textbooks on computer science. Akoto received a personal laptop.
A few days earlier, an employee of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom sent students another new laptop. The 13-year-old student of the school notedthat he had previously seen computers only in pictures and in a dump during his trip to the nearest city.
On March 1, Microsoft promised to give Akoto a computer and give access to educational programs. The presentation of the device will take place at a Microsoft conference in Singapore, where an African teacher was invited.
Previously, Akoto said that his goal is to prepare children for the national exam in computer science, where children from rich cities and villages receive the same tasks. In 2017, one of the students, assisted by Akoto, received the highest mark on the exam.