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Literacy and computer competency are becoming very important in Ghana. Computer studies was recently made a core requirement for Junior High School (JHS) students. Unfortunately many towns and villages are still without electricity and computers. This makes it very difficult for students to get the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform well in their final exams.

A small town in Ghana is currently without electricity, and neither of its two local schools has a computer. This proposal will help purchase three additional computers and a generator. The computer lab will hold three computers and a few hundred books for students and interested committee members to use.

The Peace Corps Volunteer will provide basic instruction on computer use to JHS students and interested community members. The computers will run on a generator provided by the community as the town is without electricity. The District Assembly has agreed to provide funds for the purchase of fuel for the generator.

The community is very excited about the project and has already agreed to provide labor, land and other materials for the project.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.