Students Bridging the Information Gap Incorporated (SBIG), a US-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has donated assorted items to four orphanages in the country.
The beneficiaries – the Good Shepherd Orphanage, Kasoa, New Life International Children’s Home, Cape Coast, In My Father’s House Orphanage, Akatsi-Abor, and the Baptist School Complex in Suhum, received schoolbags, books, pens, clothes, shoes, socks, toys, water bottles and footballs.
The founder of Implementers Ghana (partners of the NGO), Mr Kafui Prebbie, said during the donation that the gesture was aimed at facilitating the educational development of the students to enable them compete globally.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the Project Coordinator of SBIG and Business Development Associate of Edison Chouest Offshore Ghana, Ms Ivy Duku Plange, reiterated the SBIG’s commitment to its mission of addressing the Information Communication Technology (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 was now the platform on which anybody could compete well in the global market.
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, laboratories, age-appropriate reading materials and other forms of support to beneficiary organisations.
In the last five years, SBIG has built and equipped four computer laboratories and libraries each at all the four orphanages. SBIG is working towards its fifth ICT and library facility in Ghana.
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