Coral Reef Innovation Hub provides an ICT facility for deprived children at Nyinase

Coral Reef Innovation Hub, an Accra-based educational technology solutions provider went to the aid Nyinase township, where a $20,000 smart classroom has been built after the tragic death of a 3-year-old pupil.

About 5 years ago, Kwabena Kaneaviro followed his mother to Kwafre farms where she usually went to pick foodstuff for the family. But after following her around for a while, he stepped back to rest for a while whilst the mother continued on her journey, losing little Kwabena in the process.

Six months later the skeletal remains of missing  Kwabena was discovered where he lay to rest after a fire outbreak.

Information gathered points that his elder siblings were not able to walk him to school which is several kilometers to the nearest village hence the option of following his mother around.

When this tragic news came to light, the Hub paid a visit to the Managing Director of Kwafre Farms, Mr James Obeng Boateng, and engaged him in talks for the establishment of the ‘Smart Classroom’ to help young children in the area get access to education without the stress they currently go through.  

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After the completion of the facility, Mr Richard Osei Anim, CEO of Coral Reef Innovations, inaugurated the facility, recalling the tragic incident in his speech and assured the community of his organization’s willingness to create an enabling school environment for children in the area.


The Smart Classroom included 25 tablets for school children, a teacher’s laptop, projector, robotics kit as well as contents to be accessed on a control access point in videos, text, pictures, and other formats to enhance teaching and learning. Charging units and training were also made available for volunteer teachers. After-school program that includes; problem-solving, creative and critical thinking games, and other innovative kits were also provided.

“The tragic death of the boy spurred our efforts to get the school set up so that young children can spend time being creative and problem-solving, during and after school to avoid wandering around in the forest especially when their parents are not home”, Mr. Anim stated.

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Since access and retention of teachers remained a major concern, Mr. Anim explained his organization and partners were engaging key stakeholders, including Ghana Education Service (GES), Teach for Ghana, and the Peace Corps to assign volunteer teachers to the facility.

“The volunteer teachers would greatly support our efforts at utilizing technologies to bridge the gap in knowledge and human resource access by ensuring teachers in other locations can also render virtual teaching and learning facilitation support to the school”, he said.

To ensure the sustainability of the project, Mr Anim explained the Coral Reef Innovation Hub together with Mr Boateng was engaging the Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to extend communication services, support training and extension of electricity to the area.

This would enhance access to the internet to tap into educational resources and experts across the country and the world to support ICT education for the kids in the farm school.

On his part, Mr Boateng said the facility would benefit and motivate school-going age children in more than 17 households and 15 villages within the farm’s enclave to stay in school.

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Nana Baffo Agyei, the Chief of Nyinase, thanked the organization for the facility and appealed for support for the construction of classroom blocks for the local Nyinase Primary and Junior High School.

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