BY: Daniel Orlando|voltaonlinegh.com|
The Young and Safe Project, on Thursday organized a Robotics and Virtual Reality bootcamp for high school students in the Ho Municipality.
The initiative dubbed, ‘A Day in VR’, exposed the young participants to the world of robotics and virtual reality by giving first hand experience in the use of virtual reality headsets and robots.
Miss Joana Nana Ama Kwame, the Monitoring and Evaluation Associate of Node 8, shared in an interview with Volta Online, on the sideline of the event at Sonrise Christian International School in Ho that the bootcamp’s primary objective is to equip kids with digital and technological skills, sparking their interest in innovation for the future. She expressed confidence that, the training would empower the children to be able to design and assemble robotics and other technological kits.
The bootcamp is an activity under the Young and Safe project of the Healthy Cities
of Adolescents program, which is a collaborative effort involving Node Eight as the lead partner, the Ho Municipal Assembly, LoveAid Foundation, and the Ghana Education Service. It is supported by Fondation Botnar through the Healthy Cities for Adolescents Project.