Coral Reef Innovation Hub, an education technology solutions provider, has organised a week-long program to train facilitators who will run the new smart lab that the company has deployed in the prison.
The program took facilitators through the workings of the classroom management system and the use of the smart devices for instruction.
Speaking at the training, Chief Technology Officer, Isaac Osei Anim, said the smart lab will be the first in any correctional facility in Africa.
“It will be equipped with tablets for the learners, a notebook for the facilitators, coding and Robotics resources, charging and storage cabinets, a projector and a content access point which will form a local area network and ensure resources can be shared without the use of internet,” he said.
The Borstal Institute for Juveniles now called the Senior Correctional Centre is a juvenile correction institute under the Ghana Prisons Service. The centre is a correction centre for people who are under 18 years old and have been convicted of criminal or civil offenses.
The company believes the smart lab will be used as a space to train the young offenders and equip them with skills they can use to find employment in very high demand job fields or start their own businesses when they exit.
About the Coral Reef Innovation Hub
Coral Reef Innovation Hub is one of country’s leading Education Technology Solutions Provider. The company’s core focus is to provide students with the skills required for the job market and believes this can be achieved by driving education through technology.
Coral Reef aims at providing all educational centers with digital labs equipped with state of the art devices. Empower teachers, facilitators and service providers with training, resources and the necessary information to deliver world class education in Ghana and beyond.
The company’s projects include the building of a smart lab in Nkoranza, for the Akropong Salem JHS, Akropong Presby JHS, Kukurantumi RC School and Kyebi State MA School, all in the Eastern Region and one for Charles Wesley Academy.
Coral Reef is currently providing (Teacher 4.0) training to 1400 public school teachers and is deploying its solutions to 700 public schools across Ghana. The company is also very active in the private school sector working on an Education 4.0 Proof of Concept with 40 private schools.
The company also has a partnership with The National Spelling Bee to provide Education 4.0 solutions to the Deaf and Dumb Institute.
Coral Reef Innovation Hub recognizes the importance of partnerships as a catalyst to achieving its goal of delivering access to world class education to every child across Ghana and beyond.
They invite Corporate Organisations with CSR Budgets, high networth individuals, alumni, churches and mosques seeking impact in their communities and diaspora organizations to partner with them today.
The current project at the Senior Correctional Centre is in partnership with the Good Causes Foundation of the NLA and the Sarfoa Foundation headed by the Reigning Ghana’s Most Beautiful Queen.