Etsi Sonkwaa Catholic Basic School is located in the outskirt of the community, Etsi Sonkwaa. The school was established in the year 1946. It is a school with over seventy (70) years tradition. The school is within Ajumako Enyan Essiam District in the Central Region of Ghana.
The school comprises of kindergarten, primary and junior high school (JHS) and it has student population of about five hundred and forty-six (546) with two hundred and eighty-nine (289) male and two hundred and fifty-seven (257) female. The school has a staff strength of twelve (12) teachers.
One of the top priorities of the school is to create a pleasant and positive atmosphere for both students and teachers. In addition, we continuously endeavor to ensure that a high level of respect and due care is instilled in both teaching staff and students towards each other.
Besides the teaching and learning process, the school has some extracurricular activities like sporting activities, such as volleyball team for both boys and girls, netball team for girls and football team for both boys and girls.
Education Pilot Overview
In Phase I of an eNeighborhood education implementation, we are setting out to locate a small number of schools to implement our education package in each of the countries with which we are working. These pilots are intended to:
- Make sure we have a clear set of localizations – this step involves translations of the user interface labels and directives and making sure that any local code values are correctly mapped to a common, standard set;
- Illustrate how the solution can effectively enhance student academic progress and
- Provide current cost data for running a school system with respect to local data access rates, transportation, and other logistics
An ideal candidate for such a pilot will:
- Currently have little or no computer technical capabilities – typically, one of the teachers maintains any technology in his or her spare time
- Be a junior or senior secondary school with 200 students or more
Education Pilot Facilities
This pilot will consist of hardware (computer, networking and solar energy), software and support services.
- Identity Management – if there is no national ID system in place, we have access to a product can be used to assign and manage ID numbers for students, staff, schools, assessments and any other item that requires unique identifiers.
- Online Education – this application combines student administration and online learning optimized for delivery to remote areas where the ability to manage IT equipment is limited, landline Internet services is not available, and the cost of wireless 3G/4G is very expensive.
- Student and class management for keeping track of students, classes, attendance, test and semester grades, etc.
- Classroom sharing – using closed-circuit videoconferencing, schools that are missing teachers for certain subjects (teacher shortages in remote areas) such as advanced science, computer programming and foreign languages can electronically share a classroom with another school who has such a teacher.
- An online library of eBooks, optimized for use in remote areas