Our Portfolio of Projects
We focus on one project at a time to ensure excellence and a self-sustaining outcome from each project in our portfolio. Here you can find out more about that ongoing project, as well as an archive of our past projects and our vision for the future.
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Adanwomasi is a small village near the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. After a small pilot project with the junior high school, we are expanding our efforts to establish the first Kente Connect ICT Center. This center will serve multiple facilities in the community:
This project is being carried out jointly with our partner Maxim Nyasa and the broader Adanwomasi community. You can learn more about the community and the details of the project in our Project Proposal. If you would like to discuss the project in greater detail now, or are interested in being involved as a Volunteer or Partner, we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Project Funding :
Estimated Cost: 16000 USD
(Above) One of the classes assembling before the school day starts at Adanwomasi Municipal Junior High School. (Below) The current library in the school which will be transformed into the Kente Connect ICT Center.
Adanwomasi Junior High School Pilot Project - Completed August 2020
Students using laptops donated from Chazy Central Rural School in their ICT course.
Our second pilot project occurred before Kente Connect was an established organization and was carried out during the Covid-19 pandemic. In some sense, it was an extension of the Bobiam Junior High School initiative and constituted a second set of laptops donated laptops from Chazy Central Rural School. The donation included five laptops and peripheral devices as well as additional school supplies. It was delivered to the Junior High School in Adanwomasi by John Arthur, a friend of the board from Ghana, and Philipp is working in the school to ensure equipment has the greatest effect in their curriculum.
This pilot project demonstrated that with commitment and determination, what can be done once, can be done again and with that, Kente Connect came into being.
Impact: This school serves the community of Adanwomasi and has a total enrollment of 138 students with 5 teachers. Prior to this donation, the school had no computers for educational or administrative purposes.
Bobiam Junior High School - Completed January 2019
Our first project was carried out before Kente Connect was established and was born from the chance meeting of two scientists, Sam and Philipp, in a kente cloth shop in 2018. Twenty laptops, a color printer, and peripheral devices were donated from the Chazy Central Rural School in northern New York and financial support was garnered through a GoFundMe drive. This funding facilitated the delivery of the donation in 2019 by Sam and his friend and colleague Dr. Claire David, who conducted a teacher training on site during the course of one afternoon.
This donation demonstrated to those involved that communities of people separated by thousands of miles can come together, connect over the shared cause of digital literacy, and work to serve one another.
Impact: This school serves the community of Bobiam and has a total enrollment of 152 students with 7 teachers. Prior to this donation, the school had no computers for educational or administrative purposes.
Installation of the computers in the library at Bobiam Municipal Junior High School with school staff and community members.
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