OLE Ghana Lands Google Reach Programmes

OLE Ghana Lands Google Reach Programmes

As a result of discussions between Open Learning Exchange Ghana and Google, OLE Ghana played host to two different teams from Google as part of their Google Reach Programme.  The first team while, spent three Fridays working with us. These were the 13th, 20th, and 27th of May 2016. The 13th and 20th saw the team working with P5 and P6, and P3 an p4 pupils respectively from Katapor primary school.

The pupils were grouped into four main groups and rotated were rotated among the Google team members. Each member took the pupils through a specific topic. The topics ranged from emails, using google search engine, word processing, and then taking and copying of pictures.
During break time the Google played fun games with the pupils. The taught pupils several games from their respective countries and also learnt and played some Ghanaian games like ampe and also played soccer with the pupils. On the last Friday of their outreach program with OLE Ghana, the Google team engaged selected staff of the Ga- West Municipal Education Directorate and Head Teachers as well as Lead Teachers on the Ghana Reads program in the municipality. The Googlers took those present through how to maximize benefits to be derived from using Google search and introduced them to other Google services such as Google Scholar, Google Drive and Google Docs. They also  paid a courtesy call on the Municipal Director of Education. Present was the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers. The Googlers were led by senior officials from OLE Ghana inclosing its Executive Director. Issues discussed touched on how acts such as those being carried out by the Google team could impact education delivery. Also discussed was the impact Ghana Reads program on teachers in particular and education delivery as a whole in the municipality as well as differences and similarities in education delivery in the Googlers various countries and Ghana.

The second team from the Google Reach programme worked with us as an organisation from  the 8th of October to 27th October 2016. The team spent three weeks working with us in various ways to help repackage ourselves as an organisation and also reorganize our activities to be more visible to the outside world. They took us through several workshops including one on social media. We are truly grateful for these opportunities and we are looking forward to more of such opportunities in the future. Thank you Google for the opportunity!!!