The Wolo E-Learning for Communities (WEC) was launched yesterday at the Ebenezer Secondary School by the Minister for Communications and MP for Ablekuma West, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful.
The initiative 1 out of 4 means which have been designed to make Wolo accessible to every Ghanaian child. The other means are the Web platform, Mobile app and Digital TV. WEC will deliver educational content directly to communities especially those in the deprived areas.
During her address, the Minister expressed her delight to be part of the project.
“I am delighted to be a part of the launch of this Wolo platform, an e-learning application. it combines my two passions – technology and education, and I always say that education is the key to person transformation.”
She continued by sharing an anecdote of her past, “if I hadn’t been to school, I would be selling charcoal because I have sold charcoal before. [But] by being educated today, I am [now] a lawyer, a member of parliament and a Minister of State. It’s education, hard work that made it possible.”
She advised the students gathered there by saying, “if that could be possible in my life, it can be possible in yours. The important thing is to make the most of the opportunities that you are given. One such opportunity is the Wolo e-learning application.”
She assured the Wolo team that the government through the Communication Ministry would push for a nationwide adoption of the platform.
She also outlined some opportunities and possible partnerships with other government agencies including GIFEC, “it’s important that our students are encouraged to also utilise the few tools at their disposal to make responsible use of their time. It’ll be in our interest to encourage our children to also come and learn.”
Mr George Bray, the MCE for Ablekuma West Constituency and host of the Wolo Project Office was delighted at seeing this wonderful initiative happen. In her address, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful told him that the assembly would have to move to a newly completed ultra modern building so that the current building housing the assembly could be used as a community center for WEC.
Wolo will soon offer accreditation to other communities across the country to enjoy the same facilities.