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This project has so far been deployed in 17 schools across Ghana. Prior to the planned 2019 pilots, we tested out the project in 3 deprived areas in Ghana. As part of the project, we trained about 1,265 students and learned about the possibility of providing alternative educational resources via Kiwix. In 2019, we organized pilot events in select schools in Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The needs assessment conducted during the pilot showed that over 95% of the students and over 70% of teachers had neither heard nor used Wikipedia and the other resources installed on the KIWIX reader. Almost 98% of both teachers and students had not used or heard of Kiwix prior to visits from the respective teams. This discovery led to the further deployment of Kiwix in 11 more schools in 2021.
This pilot project was conducted in 3 schools in the Ashanti region. The need assessment from 3 schools revealed the following:
- Over 95% of the students and over 70% of teachers had neither heard of nor used Wikipedia and the other educational resources installed on the KIWIX reader.
- Almost 98% of both teachers and students had not used or heard of Kiwix prior to visits from our team.
2021 Kiwix4schools Projects
Under the 2021 Kiwix4schools project rollout, our community member have led training and deployment in 14 senior high schools across Ghana. The project is still underway and we are looking forward to presenting an impact report soon.
- Already trained about 3580 students