You might be surprised to learn that not everyone has the luxury of being taught to use a computer at school. For example, earlier this year, Ghana teacher Owura Kwadwo Hottish went completely viral when images of him teaching his students how to use a computer… without a computer actually being around.
Owura teaches Information and Communications Technology in a rural farming community in Ghana that lacks the essentials for a technology class. As such, he came up with a unique way to present the material. “I do it to make my students understand what I’m teaching,” he explained at the time. “At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer.” His inspiring approach appeared to have worked, with Hottish confident that his students understood the material before they leave his class.
What do you think?
Owura Kwadwo Hottish is a teacher in Ghana who used creativity in the face of adversity.
He’s an instructor at a rural farm school where they lack the basic things necessary to teach a technology class.
But that didn’t stop that impactful teacher from showing his students how to use word processing software.
Since he posted the pictures on Facebook, his story has gone viral; Hottish has received donations from Microsoft and a computer repair company in Bloomington, Indiana.
Now, the kids can learn by doing… on real laptops.