SAP, a global software giant based in Germany has partnered with the DreamOval Foundation to improve the quality of ICT education for teachers in Ghana.Under the partnership, SAP would assist the DreamOval Foundation to develop strategies to offer free ICT training to teachers in the country.
This agreement was reached at a meeting between the foundation and an executive team from SAP, who were on a two-week working visit to the country.Members of the team were Mr Franz Hero, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Dr. Wolfgang Fassnacht, Senior Vice President, Human Resource Director, Germany and Mrs. Angelique De Vries, Head of Global Pre Sales.
Dr. Wolfgang Fassnacht, during the meeting commended the DreamOval foundation for their initiative to support ICT education in Ghana.He said the foundation’s target to train teachers from less endowed schools was the best way to spread knowledge among the whole teaching population.
Mr Franz Hero on the other hand advised the foundation to split their training into introductory and an advance stages to make it easier for beneficiaries to impart their knowledge to other teachers. He said the visit afforded his team the opportunity to travel to Takoradi and Half Assini in the Western region, to interact with teachers who participated in the foundation’s iTeach program in ICT for 64 teachers from the Western region.
Mr Hero noted the visit was part of SAP’s Social Sabbatical initiative to work with selected NGOs in Ghana as part of their social enterprise initiative.“It is the company’s social intervention program to support various projects in emerging economies across the globe” he added.
The Coordinator for the foundation, Miss Mina Asabea thanked the team for their commitment to work with the foundation to improve the free ICT program for the teachers. She assured the team of the implementation of the strategic plan drawn by the team during their visit.