By D.I. Laary, GNA
Accra, Sept 11, GNA
– Brich Company Limited, a local technology firm, has launched a scheme
designed to give every child one tablet as part of efforts to lay a strong
technological foundation for Ghanaian children as future leaders.
christened, ‘One-child-one-tablet’, aims to bridge the educational gap between
the African continent and the advanced economies, which have progressed briskly
through digital technology.
“The project will
make our children explore more, learn faster and have fun at the same,” Mr
Richmond Asumadu, the Chief Executive Officer of Brich Company said at the
“The technology gap
between Africa and the developed world is so wide because technology changes or
improves within every seconds,” he added.
“We cannot live in
a technology age and not lay a very good, solid and firm foundation for our
children, hence, the need to introduce this one child one tablet project.”
“Parents that know
and understand the time and age we are in, are consciously investing into tech
products that will train and develop the mind of the kids.”
“Gone are the days
when parents invest heavily into dumb robots that don’t add much to the brain
development of kids.”
Mr Asumadu noted
that around the world, teaching and learning with tablet technology had been
accepted as the most exciting, effective and efficient way of developing skills
of students and boosting their intelligent quotient.
“We believe that
tablet technology is ready for the classroom now,” he said, “It’s no secret;
tablet PCs have proved to be one of the most powerful ways of teaching.”
The tablets come in
different modes and sizes designed for easy use, with a ”serve yourself”
online service, as well unlimited access to learning materials that allow
pupils and students to read wide and research.
specialises in using technology to solve modern problems as it develops
software, assembles smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Mr Asumadu said the
company would offer quality tablets and software at reasonable prices as well
as better mode of payment for parents, schools and educational training
importance of introducing technology to children at a tender, Mr Emmanuel
Woyome, a Career Coach and Trainer said: “If we have this technology the
younger generation will be prepared adequately for the changing technological
He said it would
help tap into the different learning styles of kids as it sought to meet the
needs of varied learners – those who learn by seeing, touching, feeling or
He said with the
tablets, children could carry their classrooms with them and the 21st Century
skills required for growing better economies.