The Yamoransa Model Labs Program

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January 25, 2022

The Yamoransa Model ICT Labs project involves building ICT labs to promote effective STEM (Science, Technology, English and Mathematics) education in the local communities in Ghana. This project is managed by IMPLEMENTERS and funded by the Helping Africa and Friends of Yamoransa Foundations

The IMPLEMENTERS team manages all operations and decision making involved in the project. These include meetings with the local Education Directorate and the Municipal/District Assembly to discuss sustainability measures. The team has about 5 meetings with the stakeholders before the project is finally commissioned to signal its completion. Outcomes of the meetings include forming a management committee whose duty is to ensure that the facility is run and managed effectively after its commissioning. The project takes between 3-4 months with the initial needs assessment as the start and the commissioning/dedication as the end.

The Educational Labs are equipped with audiovisual materials like headsets, projectors and 30 pieces of educational software and also a maker space which is a hub for robotics, legos, AR/VR and 3D printing lessons which are all geared towards STEM education. The team also oversees tutor training sessions on how to use the technology provided. All these are acts to promote usage and make an impact on society.

The IMPLEMENTERS team has successfully managed 5 of the Yamoransa Model Labs projects as at the end of 2019. These 5 labs are in 5 communities across Ghana namely:

  • Yamoransa Model Lab  1 (Yamoransa, Cape Coast)
  • Yamoransa Model Lab 2 (Gbawe, Accra)
  • Yamoransa Model Lab 3 (Sekyedumase, Ejura)
  • Yamoransa Model Lab 4 ( Choggu, Sagnarigu – Tamale)
  • Yamoransa Model Lab 5 ( Kyebi, Abuakwa South)

What makes these model projects unique is, the team continues to monitor each project under the program even after its end. The team provides support in many ways including footing utility bills, supporting management meetings and providing maintenance of technology. Ultimately, the team measures the impact of the project. This involves measuring patronage figures, collecting student achievement stories, analysing BECE results and organising surveys and competitions among the students. All these acts are to ensure that each project continues to tremendously contribute to social development and does not die down after its commissioning.

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