Ananse App brings more local digital content

Accra, July 6, GNA – Tigo Digital Changemaker
and Technology enthusiast, Josephine Marie Godwyll, has launched an ambitious
app, which harnesses local folklore to engage children in mathematics, science,
technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

The colourful and engaging Ananse the Teacher
app, is a great addition to local content for children in Ghana works on
android and provides relevant local examples of various experiments found in
the basic curricula of the Ghana Education Service.

Speaking at the launch of the App in Accra,
Josephine explained that after years of volunteering to teach basic schools in
rural Ghana, she wanted children to have local examples that they could easily
understand and relate to.

“Ananse was such a popular character in local
stories when I was growing up, I found him in local books and my best memories
were stories from my grandmother. What we have done with this app is continue
with the Ananse stories and experiments in a much more engaging way and allows
children to participate in the activities.

Commending Josephine and her team of
volunteers, the Director for Corporate Affairs at Tigo, Gifty Bingley, said
such local contents were great for digital inclusion.

She highlighted the number of innovations from
the Tigo Digital Changemakers programme that were contributing to digital

Educationist and Founder of Trainers at the
GATE Institute, Anis Haffar, encouraged parents and teachers to teach children
about safety while they were online.

Josephine was the co-winner for Tigo’s 2015
Digital Changemakers competition. As part of her prize package she won GH¢70,000.00
and continues to get support and guidance from Tigo and international NGO,
Reach for Change.


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