Teacher From Ghana Uses Blackboard And Chalk To Teach Students Microsoft Word
November 12, 2018 18:38 By Mambee
This Ghanaian teacher is unstoppable despite the challenges of his work environment! He uses a blackboard, creativity and a lot of talent in drawing to teach children Microsoft Word. With only a few multi-colored pieces of chalk, he recreated every detail of the software for the students. His skills are amazing!
Richard Appiah Akoto, who goes by Owura Kwadwo Hottish in social media, became famous after writing a post on Facebook where he said:
Teaching of ICT (information and communication technology ) in Ghana's school is very funny. I love my students so have to do what will make them understand what I am teaching.
Akoto is working in a town called Sekyedomase, at the Betenase M/A Junior High School. He knows the value of education, that is why he tried to find a way to make the subject interesting for the kids.
He revealed to CNN:
I wanted them to know or see how the window will appear if they were to be behind a computer.
Luckily, his Facebook post drew international attention and brought positive results! At first, the school received a laptop as a present from the University of Leeds of the UK. The teacher posted pictures of the grateful students with the gift, and we may see how excited they all are.
Later, they had another donation: five desktop computers, books, and a personal laptop for Akoto from NIIT Ghana, a computer training school in Accra.
According to its manager, Ashish Kumar, they were inspired by the teacher’s story and wanted to help:
We were so touched by the teacher's dedication for his students that we decided to support the school with the best we can do.
Richard Appiah Akoto is a bright example of what a teacher can do for the sake of education. He has an innate talent to improvise and create new teaching techniques! Due to his dedication, his students have a real chance to master ICT now that they have real computers, not just a blackboard.