Last week, we reported on how Ghanaians were celebrating the Safer Internet Day 2018.
J initiative, the organisation behind the Safer Internet Day 2018 has provided an opportunity to introduce Digital Literacy opportunity to the students of the Ho Bankoe Junior High School and why it is important they observe good netiquette in all their engagements.
They cannot be left behind in the digital world and therefore Vodafone thought that as digital citizens they should be exposed to the resources on their network which is free to all Vodafone called the instant school.
Instant Schools is the largest philanthropic programme in the Vodafone Group Foundation’s 25-year history. It aims to provide millions of young people in Africa with free access to online learning materials developed in conjunction with Learning Equality – a leading not-for-profit provider of open-source educational technology solutions.
Instant Schools will provide access to essential educational resources, including subjects such as Maths and Science from primary to the secondary level. Initially, this content will be high-quality global content, provided by Khan Academy. The intention is to curate the content to align with the local curriculum. The fact that the content is accessible via mobile phones for free will also help to reach children who do not benefit from traditional schooling.
Key features of Instant Schools platform
This service is FREE for Vodafone Ghana subscribers. However, if you are a customer and are connected to Wi-Fi, make sure to turn it off and connect through our mobile data network. You will not be charged for data usage within Ghana. If you access the service outside the country, data charges will apply.
Designed for simple, low-cost devices with basic data connectivity (3G)
The educational content will be a combination of global and local content
Long-term cumulative programme
Reach, scale and relevance will be increased over time, including encouraging other major mobile operators in the countries involved to adopt a similar, non-commercial approach.
J Initiative Ghana also has some great contents which everyone can download to protect themselves online as well as a digital skills training. Click here to download them and take the course.
See Images from the training below:
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