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  • Benefits and impact of public access in libraries in Ghana and Ukraine
  • UKRAINE: 2,000 public libraries with free access to internet
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Impact of public access in libraries
  • Information and development
  • Open Government Partnership
  • PLIFOD African Public-Private Partnership Initiative to Support Public Libraries by TechAide.net • A Global Partnership MDG, Target 8F • Ghana First Country, 5 yr agreement signed • Objective: • • • • Increase infrastructure for public libraries Improve skills and competence of library staff through capacity building Improve advocacy to influence public policy Change the current perception and image
  • Library Perception Study • Research in selected African countries • Public Libraries are perceived as places to store books and reading - Ghana • Africa Awareness Raising Group – 1yr Advocacy • Public Libraries for Development Initiative • Initial 5 year Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Mobile Library for Development Volta Regional Library
  • Mobile Library for Development Volta Regional Library • ICT is compulsory subject for Junior High School students in Ghana. • Most rural schools do not have computers, internet connections, electricity, school and community libraries. • Students learn ICT in abstract ; not practice. • Most of them fail their exams including ICT and some schools do not register their students for the ICT exams.
  • Information for Development • Visited each school once a week for 31 weeks; total of 115 visits made • 215 children, between the ages of 11 - 19, took part in lessons • 119 attended 9 rural Internet sessions. • 53 were taken through the search for agric information on.
  • Mobile Library for Development
  • Development Challenges
  • Maternal Health, Northern Library
  • Health Information • Register interested expectant mothers through partner facilities/Clinics/hospitals • Send SMS each week to 200 expectant mothers/fathers (directly or indirectly) • Organise knowledge sharing platforms for non literate expectant mothers.
  • Face-to-Face Information Sharing @ Northern Regional Library
  • Maternal Mortality Information for Communities Your growing baby needs plenty of iron. Make sure you eat meat, lentils, beans or chickpeas every day, and take your iron supplement.
  • Contacts • Kafui Prebbie, CEO TechAide www.techaide.net | kafui@techaide.net