Social enterprise organises digital inclusion programme for youth with disabilities in Ghana
Tech Era, a Ghanian social enterprise providing inclusive tech education to empower persons with disabilities, has organised a one-month Digital Inclusion Training and Assessment Programme (DITAP) for youth with disabilities under the theme of: ‘Recognising Ability through Digital Inclusion.’
Organised in partnership with Stepping Stones and the British Council Ghana, the main aim of this programme is to equip young people with disabilities with the digital skills necessary to bridge the communication gap and increase their access to information using digital technology. It is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 21 with special needs (such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities), and will take place on Saturdays from 5 October until 14 December 2019 at the British Council in Accra.
In addition to offering personalised skills development training tailored to the strengths and needs of each participant, Tech Era will be conducting individualized assessments over the course of the programme to help participants and their guardians plan for their future.
“The motivation for this project stems from a place to leave no one behind. Digital inclusion – especially communication – has become a part of our daily living that we cannot do without,” says Derick Omari, the Founder & Executive Director of Tech Era.