This module trains senior high school students especially in Technical schools in Ghana to developing problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and programming skills to complement with their school work to drive innovations and equip them to solve problems in Africa, and develop students interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Students in Senior High Technical Schools in Ghana are mostly left unattended to with regards to the distribution of resources. Technical school which hold the front of development in Ghana should be prioritized but almost all of them have no access to programs that develop the skills of students to use technology to help them effectively apply what they learn and improve what they do. Through the Tech Era Robotics Clubs, students learn to code using programming languages like Robot C and lego mindstorm which helps them think about problems in a broader way and device the best approach to solving the problems they face.
We have successful established our first club in Accra Technical Training College and look forward to establishing 11 more in 3 years.
This module is led by Kojo Anyinam-Boateng with well trained tutors. This is a highly-diversified team with years of experience with the Ghana Robotics Foundation. All the tutors were once participants of the National Robotics competition, while two of them have participated in the World robotics competition. Kojo, the module lead tutor was one of the Judges for the 2017 world robotics competition judge. This shows their level of expertise in teaching the students in the module.
The module has a goal to expand to a lot of deprived high schools in the country, setting up robotics clubs and building a network of robotic students from the less privileged schools so they also access the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills so they can solve problems in their societies.