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    UNESCO Provides Update on Tech4All Project

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in collaboration with Huawei, has announced plans to begin the ‘Technology-enabled Open School for All’ project in Ghana, Egypt and Ethiopia.

    Development Diaries reports that the project aims to transform the future of school systems and learning through digital economy.

    The UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Stefania Giannini, while speaking on the project on the sidelines of the recently concluded 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, said the harnessing of technology and changing education models was imperative.

    SDG Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    She noted that the project could help Ghana and other countries rethink and build new generation of schools and learners considering the increasing challenges youth face and the risk caused by climate change.

    The Head of Huawei’s Tech4All programme, Catherine Du, said the organisation’s aim is to leave no one behind in the digital world.

    She added that enabling equity and quality in education is one of four focused domains in Huawei Tech4All digital inclusion initiative.

    ‘Moreover, we believe that ICT is a key enabler for a greener world with approaches like reducing carbon emission, renewable energy, circular economy and conserving nature with technology’, she added.

    Tech4All’s education programme has helped connect schools, promoting digital skills, and supporting STEAM curriculum to K12 students and teachers in more than 400 schools globally as well as unemployed young people and elders.

    Photo source: EIFL

    Chinomso Momoh
    Chinomso Momohhttp://www.impacthouse.org.ng
    Chinomso Thelma Momoh is a Journalist with eight (8) years of experience in media and communications. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Her skills include News anchoring, News writing/reporting, content producing, media training, and copy editing. Her hobbies include going to the movies, listening to music and visiting new places.

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