Africa ICT Right (AIR) is an NGO that employs Information andCommunication Technology (ICT) tools to address critical national problems pertaining to education, gender, youth empowerment, health, and agriculture in Ghana.
Established in 2007, our organization has worked on multiple ICT, education and health-related grants. Our hard work and dedication not only helped communities but improved the lives of many individuals.
We partner with donors, government institutions, NGOs, private institutes, and local communities to provide technological and accessible solutions for the barriers that prevent Ghana’s citizens from accessing quality education, e-learning opportunities, and essential healthcare facilities.
We recognize the 'Digital Gap' as a new form of global inequality. Like poverty, the digital gap has had a devastating impact on the people of Ghana. While the rest of the world has extensive ICT facilities and opportunities, most individuals in Ghana still don't have access to computers and mobile phones.
We are on a mission to uplift marginalized groups like women, people with disabilities and poor children into a new age of e-commerce and digital opportunities by spreading out knowledge about Information and Communication Technology.
Hunger and poverty are persistent issues within Ghana and have recently worsened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The loss in employment has left Ghana’s economy to significantly contract in the last two years. While Ghana has been able to counter food insecurities in the past, it has worsened in recent years and requires all governmental and non-governmental organizations to join hands to eradicate hunger in Ghana. As a tech-based organization, we aim to equip the next generation of farmers with the required skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life in the future.
Despite being one of the most successful healthcare models in Africa, an estimated 3,100 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth every year in Ghana. Africa ICT Right is actively contributing to the Health and Wellbeing indicator of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Through our ‘Mobile 4 Life’ Program, we aim to reduce the high mortality rate among pregnant women and infants in Ghana by using mobile phone solutions to improve the local healthcare system by equipping community health workers and pregnant women with mobile phones solutions to send and receive important pregnancy and childbirth information in their language via text and voice messaging
Africa ICT Right has placed a lot of emphasis on access to quality education. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the educational sector has been severely affected. Despite these setbacks, our organization is actively contributing to education by partnering with Shaftesbury school in the UK to provide free online STEM education. Instructors apply modern teaching techniques such as the use of 3D models to explain concepts. Furthermore, we also have two more projects planned for the upcoming months. The first project involves the provision of free one-on-one tutoring to students in grades 3-12 by partnering with PeerLab tutoring. The second project involves teaching students coding skills, thus equipping them with the valuable knowledge of programming.
Ghana is one of the few countries within Africa that is vigorously working to reduce the gender gap. Gender inequality is often the result of economic dependence,cultural stereotypes and unfair privilege given to men within society. Africa ICT Right through its ‘Girls In Tech (G-TECH)’ Project that aims to provide after-school training in coding, IT skills and the opportunity to work on exciting projects to9-14-year-old girls. This project hopes to economically empower women and close the skill gap that may exist between genders.
The pandemic took a toll on Ghana’s economy and economic growth has halted in the past year. Africa ICT Right aims to alleviate the damage done to job opportunities available to the Ghanaian public. Through our projects like iTeach ICT, Computer 4 Change, and Connecting the Unconnected, we aim to not only bridge the digital divide that exists in our world by providing computers and teaching ICT skills but also to train teacherswith necessary skills, thus enabling them to properly train the generation of tomorrow.
Economic inequality is perhaps the most prevalent issue in the world today. While some may have access to the internet, quality education facilities and basic healthcare,most people within developing countries don't have access to such resources. The inability to afford proper education and healthcare leads to an increase in poverty traps that affect the marginalized and underserved communities.Africa ICT Right has successfully launched a project known as ‘Connecting the Unconnected’ that will build a low-cost IT centre for underserved communities.
Sustainability is an essential part of development. As an ICT-based NGO, it is our responsibility to ensure that the devices and computers are properly recycled. The presence of lithium and other elements can negatively impact the environment and the well-being of people in a certain area.Therefore, by recycling and reusing devices from our partner schools we contribute to the responsible consumption goal and set an example for other ICT-baed organizations in Ghana.
Africa ICT Right recognizes the existence of the 'digital gap',we firmly believe that connectivity and accessibility for all is an important aspect of the global goals. We are providing access to technology in form of IT solutions, computers and awareness to the people of Ghana.
Furthermore, we are proud to be partners with multiple national and international organizations that are helping us to achieve global goals.