TAD-Ghana’s Mobile Computer School program is for young people in Primary and Junior high schools whose ages are between 5 to 17 years. The program will serve between 500 - 1000 children and teenagers annually, teaching low-income young pupils to take advantage of the educational/economic tools and opportunities presented by information communication technology.
Most of the schools in the country do not have computer labs of their own, the organization therefore seeks to introduce this innovative Mobile Computer School Program in the northern region of the country; the most deprive part of the country in terms of development.
TAD-Ghana intends the purchase a Tricycle motorbike transporter and thirty XO-1.5 Laptops for the mobile computer school program which would provide practical know how in information communication technology in the primary and junior high schools.
E-Waste problem and opportunities, in the Basel Convention, it was stated clear that information Communication Technology’s tools such computers, printers photocopier machines etc, should go through sound testing, repair and be refurbished before they are sent to any developing country to help bridge the digital divide.
The Basel Convention was adopted on 22 March 1989, and came into force on 5 May 1992
To protect, by strict control, human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation and management of hazardous wastes and other wastes is the Main Goal of the Basel Convention
As it is, the regulation is not applied to the letter making the developing countries a dumping ground for e-waste.The organization is also seeking for your support in provide protective gears (clothing), nose covers, safety goggles and hand cloves to our youth who are involved in extracting minerals like copper, lead, steel, Zinc, Nickel etc in the dump sites using practices not environmentally sound and other methods, such as burning and acid etching which is harmful to themselves and the environment as well.This E-waste ends up in the sites these pictures we have provided(attached) where our youth with little or no education are involved in extracting such minerals stated above for a living.
These E-waste sites provide basic employment opportunities for the youth but for the lack of protective gears. They are being exposed to dangerous chemicals which are harmful to the environment as well as these young ones.
The organization seeks to help the youth groups who are in to this occupation rather than to stop their only means of earning a living. For the reason;
The organization seeks to provide support and education in:
ü Environmental impact of E-waste (ICT) in cities.
ü Environmental impact of E-waste (ICT) in countries.
ü Providing protective equipment (gear) to the youth.
- Prevention and minimization of e-waste generation,
- ESM of e-waste by promoting best practices and sound recycling technologies, and
- illegal traffic prevention through capacity building and strengthening of national enforcement structures
The organization has community groups in Agbogloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ashaiman-Tulaku, a suburb of Tema, Magazine, a suburb of Kumasi and Abuabu, a suburb of Tamale.
(Agbogloshie and Ashaiman Tulaku-Greater Accra Region)
The girl child in the northern part of the country is handicapped in so many ways which prevents her from getting what would make her independent in many respects, not to talk about forced early marriage and child exploitation as domestic house worker.
Ghana is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation.
Trafficking within the country is more prevalent than transnational trafficking and the majority of victims are children. Both boys and girls are trafficked within Ghana for forced labor in agriculture and the fishing industry, for street hawking, forced begging by religious instructors, as porters, and possibly for forced kente weaving.
Over 30,000 children are believed to be working as porters, or Kayayie, in Accra alone. Annually, there are reports of numerous deaths of boys trafficked for hazardous forced labor in the Lake Volta fishing industry.
Girls are trafficked within the country for domestic servitude and sexual exploitation. To a lesser extent, boys are also trafficked internally for sexual exploitation, primarily for sex tourism.