#001 – Book exchange and hardware package
Seguah, one of our partners in Accra, have organised a book exchange at the University of Ghana on 11/10/19, and we would like to arrange a shipment of STEM textbooks, literature and basic hardware for the event.
While our plan at Kotek Solutions is to focus on and deliver EduTech, ICT, RF and engineering solutions driven via a central hub to support internet access and efficacy across Ghana, this is a great opportunity for us to develop local relationships and partners here in the UK and deliver a shipment of books for the exchange in Ghana. We are registered with the Department of Social Welfare in Accra, NGO #DSW/7661, and are in the process of registering the UK as well.
The campaign is also live via GoFundMe, but there you assume the cost of any fees and commission. So that’s your call.
Aligning with our group statements, we will also be shipping bespoke Android tablets and access points acting as dedicated file servers, hosting a number of free public domain or Creative Commons licensed eBooks, audio books and teaching aids for volunteers to review and deliver to students as a part of their outreach programs in rural Ghana, where access to even the most basic of ICT hardware isn’t available.
However, the need for physical media, textbooks and literature is their primary focus, and where local needs are greatest.
To do so, we need your support by way of a donation towards the project so we can provide –
- A selection of STEM textbooks and literature across disciplines;
- Several custom Android tablets to be used by Seguah volunteers and teaching staff for the purposes of supporting their outreach programmes in rural Ghana;
- Several custom access points acting as dedicated file servers, hosting a number of free public domain or Creative Commons licensed eBooks, audio books and teaching aids for Seguah volunteers to trial.
Costing will cover –
- Local postage, packaging and storage for all book donations;
- Shipping and logistics to ensure the consignment arrives safely in Ghana;
- Event preparations, personnel and all related expenditure;
- All related hardware for Seguah, as described;
- Any in-kind donations for local UK donors as part of the exchange;
- Payment gateway fees and commission.
In the event we exceed our target and receive a healthy number of book donations, then we plan send a second 55 gallon / 200 litre drum with STEM literature for the exchange or for Seguah or their partners to distrbute. Any money not spent on this project will be turned around into a second stage of research and development, and an additional consignment of hardware considered for projects in the Accra and Greater Accra region. All expenditure will be documented and available for review.
What’s on yours? Your books, not your pantry…