Mobile Digital Library
Tigo Ghana has taken a giant step towards digital inclusion for children in rural Ghana by outdooring its new Mobile Digital Library.
The project is a partnership with Street Library Ghana, which was founded by its 2012 Digital Change-Maker winner, Hayford Siaw. His initial idea involved travelling around rural Ghana with hard copy books in his mini-van to encourage children to read.
Tigo took this innovation further by digitizing the books to allow easy expansion of the library’s stock. The interior of the van has been beautifully fitted with tables, chairs and laptops. It also has additional tables, chairs and laptops to cater for additional children outside the van.
A large number of children in rural Ghana have neither seen nor touched a computer although they study ICT as a core subject. The Street Library Ghana project gives them the chance to not only see, but interact, discover and learn with ICT.