TechAide ( www.techaide.net ), a technology social enterprise and certified IT partners of Inveneo Low Voltage Computing and Networking Solutions in the United States, is implementing an initiative to change the perceptions and improve access to Public Libraries in the cas funded by the Electronic Information for Libraries in The Netherlands after a research conducted in Ghana, Kenya Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
In an interview with Mr Kafui A Prebbie, Chief Executive Officer of TechAide in Accra on Tuesdayhe said the core operations of TechAide is to design, supply, install, train and support non-governmental organisations, public and corporate institutions in using ICT for development. He said his outfit has established a five-year agreement with the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to support public libraries in the country. Mr Prebbie said the agreement has the objective of helping libraries in Ghana to utilise technology to deliver and manage library services; assist libraries to develop innovative services; improve infrastructure of libraries; train librarians to develop and submit wining proposals. He said TechAide is committed to changing the libraries in the country through the PLIFOD initiative by training librarians to be able use Information Communication Technology (ICT) productively and be abreast with new trends.
He said TechAide delivers tools of technology to those who need it most in the rural areas to transform lives through better education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Mr Prebbie said his outfit undertakes needs based approach to developing solutions, focusing on lowering cost of ownership and improving sustainability. Through TechAide partnerships with Plan International-Ghana, World Vision International-Ghana, Camfed International, UK & Ghana, Students Bridging the Information Gap-USA, World Education-US & Ghana; and Macro Group, our work has impacted locals especially in rural and underserved areas in Ghana and West Africa”.
He said TechAide was also going to bring on board the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) both agencies of the Ministry of Communications to support the project.
TechAide is a technology social enterprise that specializes in the design, development and deployment of low voltage & rugged computing systems, mobile & sms applications, solar & power back-ups, wireless and cable networking, desktop virtualization solutions, and IT project management.