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    • Ecotour Service and Learning 2009 Report National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan oneVillage Foundation, Ghana
    • Contents Part I Introductions 1. Goals 2. Co-operation—OVF 3. NTHU members Part II Service Reports 1. Denkyira Kingdom 2. The Farming in Jukwa 3. From Djembe to Rainforest 4. Horizon Orphanage 5. IT school Part III Others 1. Sponsors 2. The reflections of NTHU students
    • Africa Ghana International Volunteer Project Ghana, one of the more transparent and competitive economies in Africa, aspires to become a center for Information Technology Industries and is already a leader in Africa in developing its IT sector. For Taiwanese hardware manufacturers, it is no doubt that Africa is a new market with great potential. Samuel Palmisano, the CEO of IBM addresses two visions for IBM’s future: devoting to the education and assistances of the IT market of emerging countries. In IBM, 21 percent of profits are from the fastest developing countries. Furthermore, comparing with developed countries, developing countries account for 80 percent of world population in reality. Taiwan is already a pioneer of hardware production, and is well-known in developed countries for our creative products such as netbook; it is time for Taiwanese IT business move further to explore the new market. This July, Eco Tour 2009, which is formed by ten NTHU students, is going to build a bridge connecting Taiwan and Africa. 1.Goals a. ICT Establishment ICT is one of the fundamental factors for national development. With the guidance from OVF, main focuses of this trip will include the understanding and establishment of both the ICT development in Ghana and the connection between Ghana and IT companies in Taiwan. b. International Exchange  Through documentation, we aim to understand and appreciate the fundamental ICT development, culture, history, landscape and ecological conditions in Ghana. With modesty and respect in our hearts, we also hope to show the world the beauty of Taiwan, Formosa.  We will set up a workshop with webcams for cultural exchange. This workshop will be an eternal digital bridge connecting Ghana and Taiwan. The workshop can held activities frequently, exchanging ideas online and do presentations about each other's culture. Therefore, people in both countries are able to expand their horizon to the world. c. Shorten the digital gap We plan to establish relative software and hardware of ICT, teach the concept of GNU/Linux and the spirit of Open Source in order to shorten the gap and enhance the ability to digital technology.
    • d. Promote sustainable development and corporate social responsibility best practices We are going to bring English books which we collected in Taiwan for children and set up a primary little library for Agnes' Orphanage. 2. Co-operation—OVF  oneVillage Foundation (OVF) OVF identify innovative technologies and best practices for deployment in emerging markets with a particular focus on underserved communities that can benefit from them most. They use ICT to build complementary relationships between developing and developed regions, while increasing the rate of sustainable development. OVF has been carrying out in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. The current goal and focus are to establish Winneba Open Digital Village (in Ghana) towards full scale implementation to develop effective Holistic ICT for EcoLiving approach. OVF through its work and research has over the years Identified the key role that ICT plays in promoting sustainable economic development. On a practical level, OVF will do this by identifying ways that benefits to the communities and stakeholders in participating in this Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) program can be maximized, while the ecological impacts are minimized. This includes the stakeholders in Taiwan as well such as the NTHU students participating and also NTHU itself and also any institutional and corporate sponsors. NTHU students in this trip will do research on how to further develop the OVF Ecotourism Program so that it can effectively aid in the development of African markets through the Open Digital Village model. They will then during their trip to Ghana in the summer of 09 then test out their theories and research by devising several experiments to use the technologies and approaches they research to collect data and engage the communities. In this process, OVF the program itself and the students participating in this program will serve as bridge connecting Taiwan and Africa.]
    •  Joy Tang Education and Experience 1. onevillage Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA – Founder and Advisor Feb 2000 – Present 2. Accton Technoloy, Taiwan – Consulting to the Office of the President on Market Innovation and Expansion Feb 2007 – Dec 2007 3. Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA – Cisco Fellow, Cisco Foundation Jun 2001 – Feb 2003 4. Cisco Systems, San Jose – Alliance Manager, Business Development Manager, Program Manager, Customer Business Solutions Manager Feb 1996– Apr 2001 5. Associate Pension Consultant, Chico, CA – Pension Consultant Jan 1991 – Feb 1993 6. MA Program, International Marketing Communication /Information Communication Program – California State University, Chico, CA 1991 7. BA, Public Administration/English Literature – Tamkang University, Taiwan 1987 A Brief Introduction of Joy Coming from a diverse cultural background, Joy Tang combines her knowledge and experiences in both private and not-for-profit sectors to serve humanity and to build community prosperity. As a global community builder, she has built her career around initiatives to promote human capacity building, new business creation, rural village economy revitalization, and Youth and Women’s empowerment. Joy first received her education in Taiwan and a undergraduate degree (BA) in Public Administration/English Literature at Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1987. Then she moved to US and received her Master's (MA) in International Marketing Communication/Information Communication Program at California State University, Chico, CA in 1991. After several years working in various positions, she began work at Cisco Systems holding positions in the areas of Government Alliances, Emerging Market Development, Sales Development, Executive Business Briefing and Marketing. Then moving over to the Cisco Foundation, as a Cisco Fellow, she gained specialized skills and knowledge in the field of development focusing on the areas of human capacity building, education, ICT4D, Corporate Social Responsibility, social entrepreneurship and culture learning which were used to: 1)Assist in the start up of a NGO called Teachers Without Borders; 2) Develop OneEconomy.net’s programs in depressed areas in the USA; and 3) Participated in ITU’s
    • Least Developed Countries Initiative helping to address the digital divide in areas of the world suffering from extreme poverty. In 2003, her CSR efforts at Cisco were refocused on the development of oneVillage Foundation and led to the design of oneVillage Initiative (OVI) which: 1)Highlights the role of ICT in building a interdisciplinary, bottom up approach; 2) Focuses on urgent issues that threaten the viability and stability of many emerging markets; 3) Provides capacity building services for underserved communities by harnessing global resources to empower underserved communities; and 4) Designs, evolves and promotes sustainable models for global growth. Most recently she moved back to Taiwan to care for her parents in Dec of 2006. During that time, she has had various consultant positions and organized various events relating to corporate social resonsibility, cultural transformation and also open source technology development. This included working for Accton Technology, Taiwan as special consultant to the Office of the President on Market Innovation and Expansion in 2007. Joy believes that multiplying society’s capacity to adapt and change intelligently and constructively and building the necessary underlying collaborative architecture, is the world’s most critical opportunity now. The opportunity is here for everyone.  OVF Ghana- Kafui Amenu Prebbie Kafui Amenu Prebbie founded the Winneba Linux Users Group (WiLUG) which seeks to focus on developing programs to train students at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to promote Open Source Technologies in educational capacity building programs. He also co-founded the African Youth Initiative which was later supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to be the African Youth ICT4D Network. AYIN is a networked generation of young Africans empowering themselves through ICTs and contributing to the continent's participation in the Information Society Kafui graduated from the University of Education, Winneba with a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics (major) and Physical Sciences (minor). He holds the certificates in Statistics and Web Design Technology. Currently, he is working on his Masters in Computer Education and Technology with Ohio University. With the sponsorship of UNESCO, he has completed theoretical courses with the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and University of Pretoria, South Africa for Masters Degree in IT in Education. Kafui's passion for a PhD is in ICTs for Sustainable Development focusing on low-cost technologies for developing regions. (See more on: http://www.Kafui.com)
    •  Subject Leaders 1. Andrew Lee (open source technologies) - he is a leader in open source devel- opment in Taiwan - how can his work be integrated with the work and net- works we have built in USA and Africa and how can the Open Source program at WODiV be as compelling as possible to maximize the chances of getting addiitional grants to keep the WODiV going? 2. Siao Ming Wu (finance and investment) as our Subject Experts for Ecotour 2009 team. So we are talking about social enterprise and corporate social re- sponsibility. How can his work be integrated with our current effort to move towards long term goal of a ecotourism spa in Ghana? So how can we design a financial mechanism in this process to make it financially sustainable? 3. Joy Tang (human networks, culture and human potential capacity building) She should be the coordinator for facilitating the process of OVI in this effort. 4. William Wardlaw Rogers (social enterprise and storytelling expert) 3 NTHU members Hello. My Chinese name is Li-Ting Sun, my English name is Karina Sun, and my Ghanaian name is Akua Karina Sun. I was born in Taichung, Taiwan on 14th June, 1989. I love sports, adventures, animals, and the nature. Currently, I am in my second year in National Tsing Hua University. I major in Foreign Languages and Literature, and Chinese Language and Literature. I was inspired by my previous and also my first voluntary experience to participate in this year’s EcoTour Serving and Learning program. It was for an equestrian contest held for the disabled. My club, Equestrianism Club supported that event, and we were there to help participants, regardless of their age and conditions, to get on and off the horseback. From that event I experienced the joy to help others,
    • possessing the zeal to dedicate myself to people who need someone’s assistance. I went to our school’s interview Hi! I’m Fu- Nien Tsao, and I got a Ghanaian name “Ama Joyce” the first day I arrived Ghana. I’m a 22-year-old green hand of the society, who just graduate from National Tsing Hua University’s Foreign Language and Literature Department. Reading is part of my life; travel is my way to refresh myself; drawing, writing, movie, basketball, and listening to music are my interests. I’ll start working in a news agency as soon as I came back to Taiwan; therefore, this volunteering tour to Ghana can be described as my “gap month”. Being an international volunteer is part of my collage plan, and I’m lucky to have this chance to stay, work and learn in a different environment. I’m trying to live my life to its fullest; and hope to bring some precious experiences back. My name is Kuan-Ting Wang, English name is Tina Wang. The Ghanaian name I got as I arrived at Ghana is Ama Tina. I was born on January 14th, 1984 in Taiwan and my nationality is Republic of China (R.O.C). I am a graduate student major in Computer Science in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (R.O.C). I like to read and travel. My favorite sport is yoga. It is my pleasure to be a volunteer in eco-tourism program 2009 of oneVillage Foundation, as I can contribute what I have learned to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) school in Open Digital Village, Winneba. I have learnt a lot from the so called empowerment process. Learning how to communicate with each other, how to do work more efficiently, to listen to others’ voice, and learn to give, etc. As I experienced the desire of students and teachers to learn more about ICT in school, and the passionate and joyful of drummers and dancers here in Ghana, I feel more strength in my spirit which encourages me to lead a more positive life, and I would like to do more on service learning!!
    • Hello, this is Afua Lexie from Taiwan! People in Ghana also call me sexy Lexie, a great name I would love to hear. Student is my current occupation. I am now going to the second year of graduating program, hopefully will graduate in 2010. I like traveling, which I regard as a way to see the world. Always energetic on trying new things, I was lucky to be chosen into the volunteer group to Ghana in 2009. It was a great experience to have the very first beginning to meet Africa in such a way, on the land of Ghana. Unlike the conservative and implicit culture of Asians, Ghanaians have a quite different one. I was deeply impressed and attracted by the enthusiasm here, where people are always willing to share. By the time of serving eco tour in the four weeks, interactions and collisions between cultures are great excitations, and the memories with all the friends have also become nutrients of my life. For me, this is not an end but a start, knowing and doing more to the world.
    • Adwoa Oli, a graduate student majors in Linguistics in National Tshing Hua University Taiwan, humors a lot when she gets familiar with friends. Optimistic, frugal, mysterious, responsible and funny are the most adjectives that you can find from Oli. At the age of twenty-three, Oli thinks her life is not colorful and rich enough since she spends too much time and energy on studying, studying and studying. The NTHU national volunteer services provide Oli a chance to expand herself and help people in need. ‘Just go for it,’ said excited Oli when she was informed the news. Otherwise, it is hard to have time on activities when students graduate from schools and start working. It is proved that Adwoa Oli was right when seeing so many matters of people, things and objects in Ghana. As Joy Tang said, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gives Africa a new opportunity to equalize the unbalance between the Third World with other developed countries. Now Oli is participating in the program and being part of it to empower people in need with her knowledge. She is very happy to become a story teller and cannot wait to share the one-month stories with others. In addition, Adwoa Oli gratefully contributes the stories to people who support this program by funds or efforts.
    • 28 days is too short to do everything we want to do in Ghana, but long enough for me to full in love with this beautiful place and the friends here. 28 days before, if you ask me why I want to be a international volunteer, I would say that I don’t know. The only reason might be that I think I have power to help people in the world. Now, in my way back to Taiwan, I’m surprise about the pain of my heart. I just feel heart broken when I have to leave there. My name is Akua Julian. Akua is my Ghanaian name which means I was born on Wednesday. This is my first time being in Africa. I’m so happy to be there, work with OVF Ghana members: Kafui, Jake, Nii, Hakeen, Godfred and so on. I’m also glad to learn dancing and drumming with Gokah and Richardson. In Jukwa, to live in the palace was a very special experience, especially when I talking with the king in the morning, who can’t speak very clear because of the stroke, he tried his best to tell me his story, which is very touching me. When we went to the Horizon orphanage in Jukwa, a little boy Rich asked me a question that what bring you here? Originally I thought that he just want the answer that by flight or something else, but he said no, what’s in your heart to bring you here. What a question like that! I’m deeply touched. love here so much that I want to stay here longer. I love you, my friends in Ghana. It’s not the end of the story between me and Ghana. It’s just start.
    • Hello. My Chinese name is JU-HUI, LEE, my English name is Aloe, and my Ghanaian name is Yaa, Aloe. I was born in Taichung, Taiwan on 25th FEB, 1989. I love sports , reading , nature ,and observe things with human’s relationship. Currently, I am in my second year in National Tsing Hua University. I major in human sociology. For extracurricular activity, I join the school’s badminton team, and I am also the team leader. From there I learn a lot of things, like management. Besides, it strengthens my ability to live under the pressure. My name is Ama Backy, a 22 years girl, coming from nthu Taiwan. This is my last year in the university, and I major in material science and engineering. I like to do all kind of exercises including table tennis, basketball, volleyball, swimming ect. Among these table tennis is my favorite. Furthermore, I like singing very much. I believe that music is the best way to deliver love. My friends always say that I am a girl who is easygoing and optimistic. Also, traveling is part of my life. Seeing and feeling a totally different culture is
    • a way to fulfill myself.Africa is a mysterious place where I have dreamed to go for a long time. But what should I do? I don’t want just to go and see. “Serving may be a good way” I told to myself. That is the reason why I am here in Ghana. From Taiwan to Ghana is a long journal. During the 24 hours fly, I imagine once and again what will Ghana to be? And now I will say that Ghana is a place filled with passion. As an international volunteer, I hope that I can do something for my friends here. Documentation of the Artifacts in the Denkyira Kingdom a. Motivation With the rapid development of modern technology traditional cultures has been pushed to extinction. Digital technology while often the lead perpetrator can also be used to preserve the content and spirit of traditional culture, enabling it to survive on some level. So even the young people may not have the chance to experience the traditional culture, they still can understand their history and heritage the spirit of it. The history of Denkyira kingdom started around 1620 A.D. At that time, the Denkyira people traded gold, ivory and kola nuts of the southern part of the forest with the Europeans (Ref.1). For much of its history, the kingdom engaged in a struggle for power with the Asante Kingdom to the north. When we searched on the internet, we realized that it was easy to find information about the Asante kingdom. However, there was hardly any information about the Denkyira kingdom. In the British Museum in London, there are only Asante Kingdom’s artifacts been collect but none form Denkyira Kingdom. Our teacher, Joy Tang, is the first and only Asian woman to become the queen mother of the Denkyira kingdom in 2008. She was named the queen mother of development, because of her experiences in that area and her passion to help the Denkyira people modernize their society. This includes using ICT to help people in the kingdom and in Ghana to find appropriate global networks and resources to aid in their efforts to promote ecologically sustainable development. Because Denkyira kingdom has a long and great history, she believed that the NTHU students could assist the kingdom with the documentation of their artifacts. She also thought it would be a great example and opportunity for the Denkyira people to learn how we manage the digital archives in Taiwan. The documentation of artifacts of Denkyira Kingdom and the interviewing of the king and the minister of the kingdom provided us with a learning experience that expanded our understanding of the history and culture of this great kingdom.
    • Ref 1: Asante Catholicism: religious and cultural reproduction among the Akan of Ghana. J. Pashington Obeng. b. Content We used digital cameras to record the digital archive of the Denkyira Kingdom. Since it’s the first time to them, we were only allowed to do the documentation of 12 artifacts of the kingdom. By interviewing the king and the minister, we understand each artifact’s history and usage. The king also allowed us to document his old pictures. These pictures gave us a more clear understanding about the history of the kingdom. c. Achievements We visited the king and his minister of Denkyira kingdom on August 17th, 2009. During this meeting, we asked for their permission in letting us
    • document the artifacts of the Denkyira kingdom. On the afternoon of August 20th, 2009, we started the interview of the minister and digitally archived 12 artifacts. These artifacts represent the unique identity of the Denkyira kingdom and are used in ceremonies (such as the new king's coronation ceremony which we attended while in Ghana) or during wartime. Our work to document the artifacts included the following key steps: 1. The artifacts include: Sword, linguist stuff, cap, gun, war-dress, dnaka- toa, horn and slippers. 2. We recorded information about these artifacts during the interview: Twi/English name, material, usage, brief introduction. 3. We also asked several OVF Ghana staff to help us to check the accuracy of the documents. d. The feedback from Ghana people: Nana E.K (The nephew of Denkyira king): We are very grateful to you. What is happening is, the history of Denkyira has not been well told. We are trying to trying to grasp every opportunity that
    • comes our way. Most of the time the important parts are left because it is most who tell our story. Because, it is mostly not the Denkyira who write our history. Most of the time it is Asante or people from outside who write the history. So many a times it was slighted to suit their whims. So the time has come, for the history of Denkyira to be well told. We can only pray that the record will be set straight. And so we are grateful for this discourse. We can only pray that your endeavor will help us to come out with the right story. Nii Tete Saashi Koi (Project Assistant form OVF-Ghana) The idea of a digital archive for artifacts and articles of a state is very momentous in our times, considering the fact that we are in a digital age. The history of the Denkyira Kingdom has been overshadowed by that of the Asante Kingdom or not well told and so it makes this effort to digitize that history and present it to the whole world very timely, and will contribute effectively to the reconstruction of the Kingdom’s history and preservation of its culture. Team work across boundaries and cultures (OVF, Ghana – NTHU, Taiwan – Chiefs and People of Denkyira, Jukwa) has been able to start something which is now being considered across the world as much needed (cultural preservation). It is my considered opinion that there is the need to cooperate with Locals, and empower them with relevant technologies and knowledge, so that they can build upon and sustain what has been started. I am also of the view that when this is presented to the world, it will empower other cultures in Ghana, Africa and the entire world to replicate it to preserve their cultures. It makes me so proud that I had the opportunity to be part of a program (OVF-NTHU EcoTour 2009) which undertook such a venture. Feedback both from the public and the people at the Denkyira palace Interviewed by Emmanuel Richardson (young people from Capt Coast):  We expect that you going on with this documentary will open the gate of opportunity for development to the kingdom.  We really love and appreciate the good work of Joy, for even bringing people very far from their country for this document which has a purpose.  It not any body or any group whom we get to open up straight to for
    • these, but because we saw the aims and objectives towards this is right for us to do so then we did.  We really value our culture and for that matter we don't play with it, so if you have gotten the opportunity to document it then we expect good things to come out of what you did.  We are very proud one more time again that people are now on our culture to learn or document it, and today has been a day for new method of uplifting our kingdom in Denkyira.  We have fall into the pitch for too long, so we want progress come to this kingdom through this documentary going out there.  We also hope that your involvement and effort to this documentary will serve as a model to others in your country to come and learn and support builds this kingdom.  Hope also that after this documentary that will not be the end of our relationship, and belief also that it will serve as friendship gate to this kingdom and Taiwan. e. Problems Solving ways Since it’s the first time for us to do 1. Provide our achievement to the documentation of artifacts, we researchers in Taiwan. We can’t do it very professionally. The could write a proposal to quality of environment and pictures National Science Council for should be improved. next year to get more professional training of digital archive and documentary skills, if anyone is interested about it. If we can cooperate with local people in Denkyira kingdom and continue move this project forward, the next year team could teach them how to do the documentation rather than do it on their own。 Since this is the first step for 1. If we can cooperate with local Denkyira kingdom to do the people in Denkyira kingdom, documentation of artifacts, there is they can do the only 12 artifacts’ information we documentation any time, any have now. There are more artifacts place they want. Just as and pictures that need to be archived. important is that these artifacts belong to their
    • kingdom. They must know more information about these artifacts then us. We did not have enough time to do 8. We can do this job with the the documentation of the new chief next year's team and let them installation ceremony this time. finish it in 2010. They will Although we have a lot of video and have all the information we photos, we didn’t do any research in don’t have this year, if they Jukwa to make the documentation know what questions they complete. should ask, by understanding the gaps in our work this year. 9. We can cooperate with local people in Denkyira kingdom. Since we left all the clips in Ghana, they can do the documentation any time. It is best that they get involved in the documentation process if it is important, particularly since they know more information and details about these ceremonies than us. f. Future work This is designed as more than just a digital archive to preserve these artifacts for future generations, we anticipate that with the posting of this content on the web, the people in the whole world can see it too and value it as a cultural resource and asset for humanity in the present. We will post this information to Wikipedia and Mediawiki, with the goal of enabling the Denkyira kingdom’s story to be more widely known and understood. g. Pictures h. Attached file: Documentation of the Artifacts in the Denkyira Kingdom
    • From Djembe to Rainforest a. Motivation: Drum, which is originated from western Africa, is a representative African culture. However, Ghana, which is also located on the western Africa, now faces a severe impact from foreign culture. It is to be regretted if we miss such a traditional culture. To preserve it well, we make this documentary film. On the other hand, rainforest is also a very important ecology on earth. Unfortunately, people need to cut down the trees to make drums. For this reason, we also plan to make on the spot to see whether the drum makers cut down too much trees to damage the forest or not. We hope to warn the local people especially the drum makers the importance of the rainforest by this video. b. Content: Kobby leaded us to a drum village Okurase and introduced lots drums to us. (Kobby’s father is the first person who brings the technique of drum making to Okurase. But now his father is too old to make drums.) He showed us different kinds of drums, and explained the meanings and the basic rhythm. Also, he took us to the place where they making Djembe, one specific kind of drum, to understand the whole procedures of making a Djembe. After that, we have short interviews with Kobby, Kobby’s father and the drum makers focused on the problem of the passing down the drum making technique. Besides, we spent a whole morning to touring a nearby forest, looking for the trenebouh trees which is the best tree to make drums. Most importantly, to find out the deforestation. c. Achievement: Making an one-hour documentary film-From Djembe to Rainforest, and upload it to the youtube.
    • d. Future plans:  Finishing and spreading out the documentary film.  Deeply understand the interconnection between the deforestation and the eco- logical problem : the original aim of this film is to connect the drums with the deforestation. But this time we did not meet a specialist of rainforest protec- tion. Without enough information, we only asked some local people and drum makers about this problem. Maybe next year, the 2010 volunteers can follow our steps and have a completely understanding and try to solve it. e. Participants: Joy Tang. Students of NTHU - Tina Wang、Oli cheng、Backy Hsin、Karina Sun、Aloe Lee OVF staff - Nii Dancer and drum player - Gokah and Richarson f. The pick of photos: Kobby (right) and Kobby’s father (left),Kobby’s father is the first person who brought the techniques of drum making to this village, Okurase.
    • Discussing the documentary film and how to proceed. First, Kobby showed us some photos about the drums which had Been made from him. Gokah(center) ,who is also an drum player was explained each one to us.
    • Different kind of drums in Kobby’house. Kobby introduced each drum to us.
    • A set of drum. A drum with very special appearance, like an artifact.
    •      Djembe Symbols which is carved on the drum. Each one has its own meaning.
    • The procedure of making the Djembe. Interview with the drum maker. Their technique is learning from their fathers.
    • Tools to make drums。 After our visiting, we sent them gifts and took a picture together.。
    • Materials to make the surface of the Djembe. Covering the surface.
    • We went to a nearby forest to look for the best tree to make the Djembe. Unfortunately, it was raining. We met a person in the forest, he has been here for farming for several decades. He mentioned that the trees in this forest is cut down by people severely
    • A small gift for appreciation。 It was really hard to pass through, so we held on the bamboo to prevent sliding.
    • Thanks to the local people’s leading and protection. The tour was a close call. Our shoes were covered with sand。
    • We were so happy to finish this unforgettable tour. Gokah and Richarson were teaching us playing the drum.
    • Concentrating on filming. Group picture with Kobby’s family.
    • STOUGHTON HORIZON CHILDREN’S HOME PROJECT -contribution to the orphans and vulnerable children
    • Project Beneficiaries  Children of the children’s home  Orphans and vulnerable children in neighboring communities around Kakum National Park Project Justification As a result of many years of elephants destroying vast fields of crops and even cocoa pods in Kakum National Park surrounding villages, many children became homeless and abandoned. However, in order to help meet the needs of some of these children who are in desperate condition, the Stoughton Horizon Children’s Home was established by Madam Agnes Ampong on 1st February 2008 in Jukwa. Presently the home is housing 12 kids of whom 4 are girls and 8 are boys. The orphan's ages range from 2 years to 17 years. Moreover, the home is still in the urgent need of funding and items such as food, bed, bed sheets, etc., to fulfill the physical needs and improve the quality of these orphans and vulnerable children. Project purpose To appeal for contribution from individuals and organizations from Taiwan to help improve the quality of life of orphans and vulnerable kids in Stoughton Horizon’s Home and the neighboring communities. Current Progress Agnes has acquired a rented house in Jukwa, with a male assistant working together. 2009 is the second year of the orphanage, currently housing 12 kids, 8 boys and 4 girls. Among them are 2 boys over junior high, and others are younger. Those who are in elementary schools study in town, while the junior high and senior high students study near Cape Coast. The financial support of the orphanage is mainly from Agnes’ three jobs. She grows vegetables by retail, sells groceries, and works as a management of Kakum National Park, which is the most important income for the children’s home. However, the money she receives is still barely enough to cover the orphanage expenses which includes living expense, tuition fee, rent of the house, and the payment of the assistant.
    • 2009 NTHU volunteers’ efforts  Book collection and donation 500 books were donated by Taiwan CAVEBOOKS, of which 320 books were donated to the Stoughton Horizon Children’s Home. The others were donated to Village of Hope Children’s Home.  Reading corner set-up In the orphanage there was a book shelf already. With the books we brought, there are now about 500 books in total, including storybooks, sketchbooks, and other books for instructional activities. By teaching senior students the instructions of listing and cataloging books, we expect that the library will be effectively managed and taken care of by the
    • orphans. We also put all the donations in order and decorated the reading corner with the  Illumination improvement Not enough lighting is a general problem in Jukwa. There was rarely lighting in the orphanage, even in the reading corner. Due to the lack of lighting, kids have to finish all the homework before sunset, because they are not able to read at night. During our time at the orphanage, we installed energy-conserving lamps in the living room, the bedrooms and the backyard. We also changed a new light bulb in the reading corner. Though the lighting in the orphanage was improved,
    • whether the facilities will be used efficiently is still a considerable problem because of the concern about the power bill. Future Prospect  Fund raising Despite the income of Agnes’ jobs and random contributions from individuals, the children at the facility still barely have adequate clothing and food. The home is in need of urgent funds supporting, not only for the existing population of 12 children but to cope with the increasing amount of kids that need such care.  Manpower increasing Beside physical needs, children in their childhood also need proper company and education. Yet for now, Agnes has only one assistant, who may not be able to do all the tasks. Therefore, we are looking forward to increase the manpower in the orphanage, not only to complete the maturity of the home, but also to provide a better educational environment for the children. Information 2. Manageress:AGNES AMPONG 3. Mail Box:P.O. Box 1508, Cape Coast, Ghana 4. E-mail:stoughtonghana@yahoo.com
    • 5. Tel:0246-896278
    • Index 2009 Donations Item Quantity English books 320 stationary 1 bag toy 44 pieces clothes 43 pieces First-aid 1 bag
    • IT school Information of IT school  Duration: 2009/08/10~2009/08/21  Place: Winneba Open Digital Village (WODIV), Ghana  Instructors: Aloe Lee, Backy Hsin, Jin Heush, Joyce Tsao, Julian Chu, Karina Sun, Lexie Fang, Olivia Cheng, Okis Lin, Tina Wang  Attended School: University Practice South Uncle Rich School AME Zion Girls Senior High School AME Zion 'D' JHS Don Bosco Catholic JHS H & E Educational Centre St. Paul Methodist School Winneba School of Business  Number of students: 32  Number of teachers: 7 Origin Eco Tour 2009 participated in ADOC 2.0.With the help of oneVillage Foundation, we aimed to shorten the digital gap in Ghana through IT training and hoped that these courses guides them to use these tools as assistance to learn and work in the future. We provided series of lessons for fifth grade and eighth grade students and their teachers. In addition, we introduced them SLAX, which is a portable and fast Linux operating system stored in a USB (For more information about SLAX, please check http://www.slax.org/). We learned SLAX from Professor Hung, Chao-Kuei in Taiwan, and we passed down the knowledge to Ghanaians. Showed them how to learn/teach physics, math, and chemistry by the education software in SLAX, and taught them how to make a clone one of original USB key as a back up. We hope that the software would help teachers design their teaching and introduce ICT life to their students in a practical way.
    • The following is the courses we designed originally: Introduction to Starting from assembling computers, introducing CPU, Hardware hard disk, DVD, RAM and function of other parts. Teaching local people how to assemble computers by themselves Through frequent interactions and activities. Introduction to Introducing the computer using Windows/Linux System. Software NTHU Volunteers will show how Ghanaian students can use Internet browsers and other software. The ultimate goal is to let students themselves identify how the computer can become a meaningful part of their life, while guiding them toward consideration of what meaningful means in terms of empowering not just themselves but their communities. Introduction to 3C Through the usage and development of mp3 players, cell product phone, GPS and other 3C (Computer, Communications, Consumer-Electronics) products, NTHU Volunteers will help the students understand important world trends as it relates to development, international relations and ICT4D. Introduction to Digital We will show the students how to use digital documentation Video & Digital hardware/tools including voice recorder, video camera Camera recorder and digital camera and how to interact with them as based on the documentary they have already made. Furthermore, the NTHU Volunteers will interact with the students teaching them to take video footage. Finally, the students will learn how to use various video editing tools and incorporate the resulting content into the documentary of the field trip. Internet and Web 2.0 Internet albums, blogs and other web 2.0 facilities will be (Email, Blogger, used to document the field trip online. Wikipedia, Skype) SLAX Introducing free software. Learning how to boot/use a computer by a USB key. Teaching them to use the educational tools to assist teaching/learning and make a clone USB key. Convey the power of knowledge combination/sharing for the progress of the whole community. Timetable DATE ACTIVITY LED BY Mon. 10 August  Introduction to Operating System(Windows Vs Taiwan Team 2009 Linux) *Okis (Day 1)  Computer Software Tue. 11 August  Introduction to Microsoft Paint, Microsoft of- Taiwan Team 2009 fice,
    • (Day 2) Microsoft Excel * Jin  Taiwanese Culture: Diabolo * Lexie Wed. 12August  Introduction to open source and free software Taiwan Team 2009 SLAX * Okis (Day 3)  Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint * Julian Thu. 13August  Photography(Difference b/n still & motion pic- Taiwan Team 2009 tures) *Joyce (Day 4)  Taking still and motion pictures *Backy  Video recorder  Uploading pictures onto a computer  Movie Maker Mon. 17 August  Basic Computing Skills Taiwan Team 2009  What is a computer? * Aloe (Day 5)  Introduction to computer hardware * Olivia Tue. 18 August  Introduction to Internet application Taiwan Team 2009  Skype * Tina (Day 6)  Wikipedia Wed. 19 August  What are blogs? Taiwan Team 2009  Creating blogs: Blogger *Karina (Day 7)  YouTube  Taiwanese Culture: Songs Thu. 20 August  Practice what have learnt and Presentation group Taiwan Team 2009 project (Day 8)  Taiwanese Culture: Calligraphy Fri. 21 August  Symposium All including 2009 invited guests  on application of things about learnt at from the (Day 9) workshop and it can aid development community  how to create an existing collaboration/ex- (Chief, Lecturers, change program between Taiwanese and District Ghanaian students Assembly)  how stakeholders can benefit from such a collaboration  Socialization & Refreshment
    • Result of questionnaire I. Learning Attitude of Students 1. My level of attentiveness in the course was Hardware Software very attentive Very attentive attentive attentive very inattentive no response no reponse SLAX Microsoft Office Very attentive very attentive attentive attentive somewhat somewhat attentive attentive no response no response Photography Wikipedia & Skype Very attentive very attentive attentive attentive somewhat somewhat attentive attentive no response
    • Blogger Overall Very attentive Very attentive attentive attentive somewhat somewhat attentive attentive no response no response 2. My attendance record in this course was Hardware Software full attendance full attendance absent once absent once no reponse no response SLAX Microsoft Office full attendance full attendance absent once absent once no response no response Photography Wikipedia & Skype full attendance full attendance absent one absent once absent twice no response no reponse
    • Blogger Overall full attendance full attendance absent once absent once absent twice absent twice no response II. Course and Instructions 1. The instructor taught according to the syllabus. Hardware Software Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral SLAX Microsoft Office strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree no response
    • Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral no response 2. I learned much from this course (e.g., professional knowledge, techniques, or values.) Hardware Software strongly agree strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral
    • SLAX Microsoft Office strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree no response no respose Photography Wikipedia & Skype strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Blogger Overall strongly agree strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral no response no response 3. The instructor demonstrated poor teaching performance in this course.
    • Hardware Software agree strongly disagree somewhat agree disagree disagree Neutral strongly disagree SLAX Microsoft Office Agree somewhat agree agree somewhat disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree strongly disagree Photography Wikipedia & Skype Agree strongly agree Neutral agree somewhat somewhat agree disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree Strongly disagree Blogger Overall Strongly agree Agree Neutral Somewhat agree somewhat disagree Neutral disagree somewhat disagree strongly disagree disagree strongly disagree 4. The instructor provided homework, presentations, and/or exams related to
    • the course. Hardware Software Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral disagree disagree strongly disagree SLAX Microsoft Office strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree neutral Neutral disagree disagree strongly disagree no response Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree Agree strongly agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral disagree somewhat strongly disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral somewhat disagree somewhat disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree strongly disagree no response no response
    • 5. The teaching materials adopted by the instructor were helpful in helping to understand this course. Hardware Software strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree disagree Neutral Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree Agree strongly agree somewhat agree agree Neutral neutral somewhat disagree disagree no response Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral somewhat disagree disagree disagree no response
    • 6. The instructor fully introduced and discussed the background on issues in order that the students can understand the subject matter (e.g., give appro- priate examples and guidance in assisting the students to comprehend the is- sue). Hardware Software strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree disagree SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree Agree strongly agree somewhat agree agree somewhat agree Neutral somewhat disagree Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree stromgly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral somewhat disagree
    • Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral disagree somewhat disagree disagree 7. The instructor provided clues to prompt the students to think and solve diffi- cult and complex problems. Hardware Software strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat somewhat agree somewhat disagree Neutral disagree disagree SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral disagree somewhat disagree strongly disagree disagree strongly disagree Photography Wikipedia & Skype strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree neutral Neutral somewhat disagree disagree strongly disagree no response
    • Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral somewhat disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree strongly disagree 8. The manner in which the lecturer evaluated the student’s progress and per- formance (e.g., homework, exams, reports, presentations, attitude, creativi- ty, etc.) reflected my learning in this course. Hardware Software Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat Neutral somewhat disagree somewhat disagree disagree disagree no response SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral disagree disagree strongly disagree no response
    • Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree stromgly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral no response Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral strongly disagree somewhat disagree disagree strongly disagree 9. The lecturer was willing to discuss about the lessons with the students both within and out of the classroom environment. Hardware Software Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral somewhat disagree somewhat disagree disagree disagree no response SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree Agree strongly agree somewhat agree agree Neutral somewhat agree somewhat disagree neutral disagree disagree strongly disagree
    • Photography Wikipedia & Skype Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral neutral somewhat disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral somewhat disagree somewhat disagree disagree disagree strongly disagree strongly disagree no response 10. The instructor’s teaching performance was excellent. Hardware Software strngly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree strongly disagree neutral
    • SLAX Microsoft Office Strongly agree Agree strongly agree somewhat agree agree Neutral somewhat agree strongly disagree no response no response Photography Wikipedia & Skype strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree neutral Neutral disagree no response Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral strongly disagree no response no response 11. The instructor was dedicated to teaching and approached the course with enthusiasm. Hardware Software Strongly agree strongly agree Agree agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral disagree
    • SLAX Microsoft Office strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree neutral Neutral disagree no response Photography Wikipedia & Skype strongly agree Strongly agree agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree neutral Neutral somewhat disagree no response disagree Blogger Overall Strongly agree Strongly agree Agree Agree somewhat agree somewhat agree Neutral Neutral somewhat disagree somewhat disagree disagree disagree no response Feedback from students and teachers  Computer should be made available to the poor schools. Each person should have one computer to practice.  The internet should be connected so that every student will have access to it in class.  The number of teacher assistant is not enough.  Teaching assistances should take their time while teaching (Explanations to vari- ous points should be repeated for low learners to grasp the steps.), and should be a bit sociable.  Homework should be given to enable the students to work hard.
    •  The event of IT school should be brought on television so that other people will see what trains are doing for Africa.  IT school should include a lot of schools and students.  The IT school (opportunity) should be repeated every fix month.  I will like to come here every day and practice on the computer.  Some of the governments do not have electricity so when computer is been pro- vided it cannot be operated because computers need two special suggestions such as program and electricity.  The TA helped us a lot because I can now use computer to do many things.  Constant practicing and reading of more books to have more light in what is taught.  The students after workshop should be assisted by teachers to throw more light on their performance.  To provide each and every government school computers because after this course, the participants are able to teach others.  Teachers should ask questions so that they would know if students understand or not.  I think this course has helped us a lot, so do the instructors and teaching assis- tances. They waste their profitable time to teach us into detail so that we can fit in the world of technology. Review  It is necessary to demonstrate courses in Taiwan and all the members are re- quired to attend the demonstration since while one member is teaching, the oth- ers will act as teacher assistants (TA’s). TA’s need to know the course contents. It is better to schedule the demonstration dates as early as possible, for example at the beginning of the project, since the later the date is scheduled, the more diffi- cult to get all the members to attend the demonstration. Because some members will skip it since it is hard for them to squeeze the demonstration thing into their busy schedule or some other personal problems. The quality of teaching will not be good if any TA does not know the proceeding of the course.  Ask if OVF has a projector, if not, prepare ourselves. This time, we borrowed a projector from Office of Student Activities.  For the assembling of computer in hardware class, ask if there’s computer in WODIV to take apart for demonstration. We brought hardware from donations as a tool for demonstrate.  Make sure the operating system of computers OVF is used. This year, there are XP and Ubuntu. Ask if the office is Windows Office 2003/2007 or Open Office. Since open source is more accessible to most people, it is encouraged to teach
    • more about open source software. This year we taught SLAX, and teachers thought that the educational tools in it are really useful and helpful as teaching materials. They all would like to learn more about such tools.  Bring at least three hard disks to store daily documentary such as photos and videos (It is better to have 3 copies.). And bring enough notebooks with you if you are asked to do documentary in WODIV. This year we only brought 3 note- books and two hard disks in which one of two power supply was broken and the data in it could not be accessed, which made last week documentary work cannot go smoothly, most of people were idled. (The price of 3C products in Ghana is more expansive (3 times or more) than that in Taiwan.)  Class time is from 9:00~12:00 and 13:00~14:00 each day. Usually teach and practice in the morning, and do homework in the afternoon.  In the beginning, we prepared a questionnaire to investigate the computer ability of students who will come to IT school, and asked OVF for handing out the questionnaire to those students. But due to some problems and insufficient com- munication, the questionnaire did not been handed out and the task did not been executed. Considering that students who come to class may even not know what a mouse is which situation 2008 team mentioned to us, we prepared basic cours- es for them. Even though there may be students who have already know some skills pretty well, we believed that they still could learn from process of teaching others who do not know.  Without knowing the level of students’ ICT knowledge, it becomes difficult in teaching. The ICT knowledge of the coming students is in a quite range. Some students made disturbances when they felt bored, and some could hardly catch up what the instructor taught. It has been discussed by OVF and Taiwan team that the selection of students of next year IT school is important. It will be easier to prepare the course contents and take care of each student if we know their computer abilities; hence they can learn more from IT school.  Ask if there is any course requirement by the coming students or discuss with OVF about the course contents based on the students’ ICT knowledge.  Check if the hardware/software in classroom is working the day before the class begins. This year we had only ten computers in which about two to four had virus or hardware/software problems and could not work. This means we only had 6 to 8 computers to use for 39 students. The number of computer is insuffi- cient. It makes the implementation more difficult. Not all the students could practice step by step instructions.  If we need to record the instructor teaching (for OVF may need to burn it into a teaching video), do it in Taiwan. The sound and situation may not go smooth
    • while teaching in WODIV.  Prepare back up courses, for example culture exchange class, because there is a black-out once in a while. Culture exchange helps both sides (Taiwanese and Ghanaians) learn more about each other and students really enjoy in it.  Prepare back up courses if the course need to use internet since the internet in OVF is unstable. Most of time we could hardly access to internet, even if we ac- cessed to internet, we needed to wait for loading and processing for a quite long time (The rate was 54MB at that time).  Paper handouts to students is suggested since most students want to have the course contents but without USB/computer to store/read them.  Since the function of a digital camera (DC) is getting complete and similar to a digital video (DV), it is suggested that DV course could be canceled next time.  Make sure who will teach and what will be taught. This year course “Linux” was dropped the day before teaching due to OVF staff was too busy to give the course on schedule.  After the program, we had questionnaire to get the feedback from the students. The information compiled from the questionnaire will be used as a reference to improve course contents and method of teaching for next year IT school.  As a result of unstable internet, internet application courses such as Blogger, Wikipedia, and Skype has little chance to practice and not to mention doing homework which instructors assigned. Therefore, the course materials were not all meet the demands of students.  Practice makes one perfect. Students like to practice what they have learned in class. Remember to leave time for presenting their works. They like to share their works.  Due to a black-out or no internet in the first week, introduction to 3C and email registration class had not been taught, and the course order had been modified. Therefore, there’s no questionnaire about 3C and email teaching. Expectation  We hope that more computers, 3C products, and some cyber components are do- nated to solve the problem that there is lack of computer devices.  It is now introduced to use the Internet actively in local places. OVF believes that ICT education could be a chance for children and for Ghana. OVF helps the local governments and institutes to build the wireless systems and wish to gain more support from local people and government to drive ICT education. We hope that Winneba will catch up with the ICT world in the future.  After courses, OVF staffs, the teachers, and we NTHU students had meetings about the improvement of IT school next year. Topics including the selection of
    • schools, students, teachers, course contents (For more details you can ask for re- port from Jacob, staff of OVF, Ghana. His email is jbodame@onevillagefounda- tion.org). Furthermore, we will arrange more courses for the local teachers and collaborate with them in this program next year. In addition to basic training or the courses they asked to have, we would like to teach them how to teach their students about ICT. One thing important has been suggested that was we NTHU students teach the local teachers for two weeks, and then those teachers teach coming students the same contents for the next two weeks. From this process, we can examine and make sure what they have learned and make effort together to the progress of their community. Documentary of IT school at WODIV, Winneba  Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCereaaogC8  Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc4BsLZSrYg  Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabtKezzJTM  Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxBgsibO2vQ Sponsors Sponsors Items Others Government National Youth NTD 100 thousands Commission Ministry of NTD 120 thousands Education NTHU Scholarship NTD 200 thousands NTHU Chasing NTD 300 thousands Dream Scholarship
    • Companies AboCom Computer Hard wares Part of them offer Police Training School of Winneba to establish computer center, and the others to help OVF to promote ICT. Sunplus Technology 15 PCs Nine for OVF to promote Co., Ltd. ICT, 5 for Gambia AIPTEK 6 DVs 4 DVs left in Ghana for OVF to use and the other 2 return to AIPTEK. Sony Taiwan Lend 4 DVs and 2 DCs Used during the trip and return to Sony After back. PNY 41 pen drives For OVF to promote ICT ESMT Two boxes of Children For Hope orphanage and boos, clothes, Stoughton Horizon stationeries orphanage Yahoo! Taiwan Clothes For Hope orphanage and Stoughton Horizon orphanage Cave Books 350 Children books For Stoughton Horizon orphanage Begin culture Each sold book give 10 書名-酋長的星光大道/ Publishers dollars to NTHU Ghana 作者-林端玉小姐 Taipei Women's Two boxes of clothes For Hope orphanage and Rescue Foundation Stoughton Horizon orphanage Ecole Café Places offer Evculture NTD 10 thousands NTD 1 thousand 新居 interior design Individuals Mr. Hung Open Source software SLAX Mr. Tseng NTD 60 thousands Mr. Yu NTD 55 thousands Mr. Jiang NTD 55 thousands Mr. Chen NTD 50 thousands Mr. Chen NTD 100 thousands and the fee of shipment Mr. Zhao NTD 44 thousands Mr. Lin NTD 3 thousands Mr. Jheng NTD 1 thousands Mr. Chen NTD 1 thousands Mr. Huang NTD 5 thousands
    • Appendix 1: List of items sponsored by Image Items LAST Quantity ISSUE MODEL BM200 BM200 13 BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT EU/54Mbps WCP5102 2 802.11b/g MIMO Wireless LAN PCI Card Wireless Router / WR254 1 EU
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    • The Reflections of NTHU students
    • Wang Kuan-Ting, Tina Thanks a lot to sponsors and those who support behind us. Without your support and encouraging, we cannot achieve this work. I benefited greatly in the process of learning to serve. “You are fulfilling my dream!! I have wanted to visit Africa for a long time. Remember everything in Ghana because I will ask you when you come back to Taiwan!!” Emily said to me on the day I was going to depart for Ghana. Africa, the continent I can only learn from books or media, is full of mysterious and adventure. The motivation of being a volunteer for this program is to pass down the knowledge I have learnt. One of the goals of we volunteer Ghana team is to decrease the digital divide. Although it is hard to reach the goal during a short time, I believe that many a little makes a mickle. Bridget, who attended IT school last year, said that she assists teacher to guide classmates in a computer course after she took IT school courses. Another last year IT school student, William, is also an assistant in IT school this year. If one can teach two people, two can teach four people, etc. The number of people who know how to use computer will grow considerable. In the beginning, we encountered great difficulties in fundraising. Due to the depression, it was hard to raise funds. Every time we asked for support, we got responses such as “We do not have budget for this kind of program, ” or “We have distributed the budget to other public welfare programs”. Though we were discouraged, we endeavored after any possible fundraising method to get support. From the application of scholarship, finishing proposal, presenting to EMBA10, selling post cards, to attending swim contest, we were getting close to Ghana. The first culture shock I had was time management. In Taiwan, people are always rushed, while people in Ghana take their time. Ghanaians work leisurely and they were not restricted by time. It was hard for me to adapt myself to this new condition in the beginning. The longer time I waited, the more anxious I felt. However, I realized that people still can make a living and enjoy their life without “time constraint”. Gradually, I adjusted myself to Ghana life and learnt to relax. Not
    • until I put my anxiety by, did I learn that life can be easy. Ghanaians are good at body language. They shake their bodies whenever the music is played. After class, teacher plays the music and students dance freely. I was impressed by their rhythmic motions. They are born dancers! I remembered one time our team members were attracted and danced with those children joyfully. I was wondering if children in Taiwan have such happiness time. If they were not asked to have additional courses after class, they might have enjoyed the time playing in the nature. IT school does not go smoothly because we met blackout and unstable internet problems. Therefore the timetable needed to be rescheduled. Some courses were added, some were deleted. This was my first time to experience such inconvenience life. Most of the students have no computers or internet at home. Most of the schools provide no computer courses, and some schools provide computer courses but without hardware to practice. Only few schools provide computer courses with hardware and software. Though the resources here is insufficient, teachers and students are eager to learn. When asking them why come to IT school, they replied “I want to learn more about computer/ICT (Information and Communication Technology).” It was happy to see them participate in class and work hard on implementation, discussion, and presentation. Although the course duration is only two weeks and the courses are basic level, I do hope this basic training is beneficial for them to easy to start to learn about related knowledge in the future. And hope that they teach others what they have learnt here. I am so lucky to meet many friends. During the preparation of this program, we learnt to communicate, cooperate, forgive, give, and overcome difficulties together. I become more optimistic and courageous under Joy’s unobtrusively and imperceptibly change and influence. I admire Karina’s volunteer to be a team leader and lead us to go ahead. I learnt to think and ask more by Jin’s critical analysis. Okis advised me of knowledge of specialized field. Joyce always works hard on the complicated record of daily life. Under the lead of Aloe, we had a great time in the trip of drum documentary. Olivia helped us in the statistic of questionnaire, and flavored our life with her humorous behaviors. Lexie managed our budget and busied applying fund with patience. Julian handled difficulties with good reaction. Backy recorded this trip with professional skill of photography. Thanks a lot to all of my friends. Without you, this trip cannot be wonderful. I experienced Ghanaians ardor for traditional dance and drum. While I was enjoying their performance, my spirit was freed. I like Ghanaian’s genuine. I learnt the primitive heart here.
    • Cheng Yi-Mei, Oli Ajua Oli is my Ghanaian name in which ‘Adjua’ means that I was born on Monday. Friends like to describe me by three adjectives—economical, logic thinking and funny. Now I major in the Institute of Linguistics, which is a study of languages with many different subfields, such as syntax, phonology, morphology…etc. At the age of twenty-four, I am not content with my small and colorless life because I spend too much time on studying, studying and studying. Therefore, when seeing the information about NTHU international volunteer services, I was extremely interested and excited. ‘Just go for it,’ I said to myself. Otherwise, it is hard to have activities after becoming a green graduate. What most important is that voluntary services brings me more than the academic knowledge—people and the world. In Africa, many countries have the colonial histories. Although many of them have declared independence, their economics are still colonized by other developed countries. For example, MTN, Tigo and Vodafone are three telecoms in Ghana; however, MTN and Tigo are from South Africa, which means most profits go to foreign pockets instead of domestic ones. To solve the unbalance between the third world and the developed countries, we believe that there are two equalizers—one is education and the other is Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Consequently, our service include the IT school with a hope of empower Ghanaian students and teachers via our ICT knowledge, such as the Internet, software, hardware, Slax open source…etc. I’ve never been so close to the global issue till this program, which really opens my eyes in the one month in Ghana. The Internet brings Ghana the world and introduces herself in a quick way, but the other side of the coin is that the Internet also brings western cultures, the trunk stream, into Ghana, which will endanger local cultures sooner or later. In addition to
    • IT training, the other of our mission is to digitalize local cultures – drum and Denkyira Kingdom. What impresses me the most is the cultural travel to find a tree called ‘Twenebouh,’ the best tree to make drums due to its insect-proof characteristics. Generally, people understand drums by going to factories, museum and shops but seldom package themselves and rock to the mountain where drum woods come from. This time we followed a drum maker and rocked the way to the mountain, recording and documenting. I eyed the complete process of making drums!! It helps me understand the complete stories and labors behind each drum other than just a product. Of people, this project connects many different people from Taiwan sponsors, NTHU students, OVF-Ghana and foreigners; I learn different thinking and philosophies from different people. First, a one-month group life not only helps me understand myself much more than before but also sharps my abilities to observe, analyze and react since there are many different voices, values and frictions in human interactions. Second, information sharing is also another advantage of group activities. For example, I know something about China and Liaoning Province from a China volunteer and technology of video cutting from partners. Of the project this year, at first it was beyond my anticipation when we founded the students who came for IT training are born in high or middle-class families. OVF- Ghana does help local citizens have access to the Internet, but the resources are far away from the low class since they have difficulties in basic living. We are frustrated when we cannot solve the problems at once. ‘Is that right?’ I questioned myself. Actually, we are impatient and haste, which makes us forget that it really takes time to solve the problems in Ghana. And that is why we need the long-term project. This year we have school teachers to join our IT training and they will become the seeds in Ghana. I believe the fruits of seeds will boost the Ghana development. Our volunteer services empower Ghanaian to extend them to the world. It dawns me that I, the Taiwan youth, am also empowered by them. I also extend myself to the third world and different people and I’m so happy to become a story teller to share the stories and ideas with others when coming back to Taiwan. Most importantly, the ten NTHU youth will become better designers in the future, which is also crucial to Taiwan’s future. I gratefully thank our sponsors, NTHU, OVF-Ghana, friends, families and Joy. Without their encouraging supports, 2009 Ghana team would not successfully fulfill the task.
    • Chu Li-An, Julian 28 days is too short to do everything we want to do in Ghana, but long enough for me to full in love with this beautiful place and the friends here. 28 days before, if you ask me why I want to be an international volunteer, I would say that I don’t know. The only reason might be that I think I have power to help people in the world. Now, in my way back to Taiwan, I’m surprise about the pain of my heart. I just feel heart broken when I have to leave there. My name is Akua Julian. Akua is my Ghanaian name which means I was born on Wednesday. This is my first time being in Africa. When I working in the WODIV: Winneba Open Digital Village with the staff of OVF-Ghana, I was deeply moved by their faith that they want to bring ICT to the people in Winneba because they believe that ICT can empower the people in Ghana. I love my students in IT school. They are so kind and smart boys and girls. I taught Power Point in the first week of IT school. When I saw these students practice PPT before everyday class begin, I’m really happy and really want to teach them everything I know about computer. In the third week when I came back from Jukwa, I thought students might forget me because we just disappear for one week. But these students gave me a big hug and present they made on their own. So sweet they are!! In the last week, the teachers who came with their students have 2 meeting with us to discuss about how we can do better in the next year program. I’m very appreciating their effort that they want both of Taiwan team and Ghana team is better and better in the future. In Jukwa, to live in the palace was a very special experience, especially when I talking with the king in the morning, who can’t speak very clear because of the stroke, he tried his best to tell me his story, which is very touching me. When we went to the Horizon orphanage in Jukwa, a little boy Rich asked me a question that what bring you here? Originally I thought that he just want the answer that by flight or something else, but he said no, what’s in your heart to bring you here. What a question like that! I’m deeply touched and surprised. What kind of living experience make a 10 years old boy’s asking the question that a 24 years old girl can’t answer? All I can told him is that I just fellow the sprites in my heart.
    • In this journey, I found that I don’t have enough professional knowledge to help OVF with all the computer’s problem; I don’t have enough money to help the kids in the orphanage to have a better live; I don’t have enough tool and technical to help Denkyira kingdom to do well digital archive; I don’t even have enough time to talk with people there about the problem we faced. All I can do is bringing everything I saw here to Taiwan, and use all the resource in Taiwan to bring this information to the whole world. And if it’s possible, bring appropriate people here again to do more things more efficient. I’m also glad to learn dancing and drumming with Gokah and Richardson. It’s you that let me know I love dance and drum so much! It’s in my blood. I love all the 2009 NTHU Ghana team members, it’s you make this journey full of happiness and vitality. I’m so happy to be there, work with OVF Ghana members: Kafui, Jake, Nii, Hakeen, Godfred and so on. Thank you my friends in Ghana, thank you for the great friendship and enthusiasm you gave to me. The story between me and Ghana is not ending. It is just beginning.
    • Hsin Pi-Yu, Backy Ghana days Ghana is located on the western Africa, along the coast, with beautiful beach. Hand in hand, we went there to listen to the voice of sea, to see the wave jumping higher than our heart rippling the water and to weave a fantastic dream. IT school     Two weeks’ courses, we encountered many difficulties. The level of the students are different from each other, the computer is not enough, the internet is very unstable and the most uncontrollable situation is the blackout. Every day was like fight. Even so, every morning when we arrived at the classroom, seeing they were practicing the movie maker and PPT, my heart was satisfied. I sincerely hope that the students can make good use of the ICT source, empowering themselves, becoming a man or a woman of influence to benefit Ghana. Also, I hope that they could spread out what they have learned from here, let the other people can access to the convenience of ICT. Orphanage “Don’t use your blessing eyes staring at me. Who are you? Why are you here? Can you take me out? Or you are here to spread out extravagant happiness? I thought you must have seen my blank face. ” Everything in the orphanage is choked up. My heart has never stopped crying since we arrived the horizontal house, especially facing those blank kids. I want to make you happy, but also afraid that if I give you a beautiful dream without the ability to achieve it. After all, all we could do is so small. We brought some books, taught them how to build up a bookshelf and how to encode the books. The lamp there was not working so we bought a new one for them. I wish that such a faint light could warm their heart and let them feel that there are still some people in the world really care about them. Love is the source of lives. Next time, when the lamp is burned out again, somebody could ignite another one for them. Visiting drums - A tour to the rainforest “I hope that all the people who know how to make drums could completely pass
    • down the skills of making the drums. By this way, the art of the drum will never disappear. ” said by Arther, a person who first introduce the drum making skill to this small village Okurase. Drum, which sending out a thick original African ambiance, plays an important role in African culture. I was first touched by a friend in Africa. When he plays the drum, his hands changes so fast with his whole heart in it, as if his spirit were going out from the surface of the drum. I was shocked by such a huge power. incredulously moved. Kobby, the son of Arther , introduced several kind of drums to us and took us to undergo the procedures of making Djembes. Furthermore, we finished an impossible mission – we went to a forest to seek the best trees trenebouh for making a Djembe. The road was not easy to pass through. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day which made the road more difficult to walk. But when we arrived, the beauty of the forest made us all forget about the painstaking road. However, it seems like that people cutting too much trees in order to make drums in the recent year. We recorded our whole process into a documentary film to warm people about this important ecological issue of the deforestation. To know, to see, and to feel Traveling of course to be a happy time. Ghana’s most beautiful thing is the humankind. People there are enthusiastic, it is a kind of energy when people are hugging. I miss the food which is cooked by our dear grandma. I miss a cute boy who always act like a spoiled child. I miss our baby sitter handsome Nii, I miss humorous Jacob, I miss great drum player Richarson, I miss a friend who is always calling us with a nonstandard Chinese accent Gofri, and the girl who sent me a lovely painting. My dear friends, How are you? I cherish the memory of the night that we lied on the steep ramp, exchanging the things what we have learned. I cherish the memory of singing songs on our way home with exhausted body. Both sides of the long and thin road were filled with weeds. Lift up your head and you can see the shining stars. Lower your head and you can see a lot of fireflies. What is waiting for us in the front is endless hope. I can’t stop announcing land, freedom, and song.  Thanks to all the sponsors, staffs of NTHU, staffs of OVF Ghana, teacher Joy Tang and our 2009 teammates, it is hard to describe what I have done because I think I am the one who gained most. Lee Ju-Hui, Aloe
    • My Chinese name is JU-HUI,LEE, my English name is Aloe, and my Ghanaian name is Yaa, Aloe. I was born in Taichung, Taiwan on 25th FEB,1989.I love sports , reading , nature ,and observe things with human’s relationship. Currently, I am in my second year in National Tsing.Hua University. I major in human sociology. For extracurricular activity, I join the school’s badminton team, and I am also the team leader. From there I learn a lot of things, like management. Besides, it strengthens my ability to live under the pressure. I find lots of interesting interactions, connections, and emotions among human’s relationships. Therefore, I participate to be a volunteer in the campus’ consult center. In the future, I want to study psychology and become a psycho-analyst. It’s my first time to Ghana, I feel very good. I enjoy there’s food and tradition dancing. This trip like a dream, because I never think I can come here. I very happy get the chance to Ghana, and I very appricated Joy ,OVF,NTHU,my family and 2009 Ghana group team. I remember when I known information about international volunteer, I real want to try,because I want to challenge myself and open my eyes. I am so lucky to meet many friends. During the preparation of this program, we learnt to communicate, cooperate, forgive, give, and overcome difficulties together. I become more optimistic and courageous under Joy’s unobtrusively and imperceptibly change and influence. “Thanks a lot to all of my friends. Without you, this trip cannot be wonderful.”
    • This time experience let my life have the change. I hoped that can the knowledge share which studies me give more people. This trip I felt the harvest compared to many which obtains, so I told myself I have to maintains heart which feels grateful to everyone. Finally I want to say thank our sponsors, NTHU, OVF-Ghana, friends, families and Joy. Without their encouraging supports, 2009 Ghana team would not successfully fulfill the task.
    • Heush Chin, Jin If you ask what is the feedback of being of a international volunteer, I will say volunteer is too much for me. " Learn more than I give" is the best sentence to describe my feelings. The very impressive day I still remember clearly. That day, standing on the ground of Africa Mama, sitting under the cloudy sky, eleven far away from Taiwan were talking about the Ghana affairs. I asked to Joy why she came here to promote the internet and IT things. Then Joy shared with us her world, her view, even her future dreams to Ghana, Africa. I was deeply touched by Joy. Also, I was deeply touched by the Ghana. It seems like I can hear the wind whisper and the land murmur. From that day, my view to Africa is not blur anymore. I know the economic relation with the Europe and Africa. I see how the foreign companies bully the local people. Moreover, it makes me to think out of Taiwan. We design two weeks IT courses to teach local children and teachers. From the OS introduction, the promotion of SLAX, the application of the internet. In the beginning, some children even couldn't use a mouse. After the courses, they could log on the internet and create their bloggers. In the closing Ceremony, showing their works in class on the screen really encouraged me a lot. That made us meaningful. Another hand, we took a lot of films, recording the whole trip, recording the perishing culture and artifacts, and recording their own stories. In the process, I know the two local farmers, Mus and Stephen. They were really nice and kind. I am in charge of the Jwuka farming, so I had the chance the interact with them. I
    • love them. They smelled just like the earth. That was the taste of living with the earth, embracing the deep life energy. Stephen is also an artist. He designed and finished his works all by his own. I asked him how long it took to complete a piece of work. "I won't finish a work in a hurry. Instead, I will go and do other things and then back to finish. In this way, I get good ideas to draw." He replied. That's the wisdom of living on this earth. In this trip, I met a lot of friends. Lying on the ground and singing was my beautiful memories. I always had my own place to lie. We shared a lot, including the future, the ideals, and the dreams under the roof. The image of Kaufi is still in my mind. The laughter of Agnes always made me smile. Richardson's zeal dance was awesome. The thing surprised me the most is that my birthday is the same day with Rich. Went through the whole process, I would like the Ghana stories to be told, and to be shared. I want to be the mouth, be the eyes, and be the ears to speak what I see, to tell what I hear. At the end, If you ask me what is the feedback of being a national volunteer, “Learn more than I give" is the best sentence to describe my feelings.
    • Sun Li-Ting, Karina Initially, I defined this trip as a journey in search of my life philosophy. Yet after the one-month stay in Ghana, I find myself drift in wonderings. I learn a lot, and most importantly, I have had the opportunity to experience a new lifestyle, which brings me into a new world. My horizons are broadened, and my perspective is also changed. How I wish that I could do more, because I know what I have gained from Ghana is far more abundant than I gave. I am not willing to say that I was in Ghana for volunteers, because I know what I did is something too minute to be mentioned; it is only a tip of an iceberg. I was there to serve while learning, to learn while serving. This mutual connection and caring is what brought us to Ghana. This lifetime Ghanaian experience totally grasps me, for I still cannot let go the feeling when we were sitting on the beach of Winneba, hearing the roar of the wave, and the moment when we were wandering outside WODiV to kill some spare time. Indeed, this feeling is something I could never forget. From that moment we arrived in Ghana, it is flowing in our blood. And now since we left Ghana, it has been carved in our mind. Though my thoughts were conflicting, I see something clear. Though it is only a vague image, I now can follow my heart with more confidence and courage. Thank you, Mama Africa. Thank you, Ghana. Thank you, my friend. Though all things I have been through are far beyond rhetoric, I still appreciate you with my humblest heart, for what you have done for us, and what we have done together. Thank you…