The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go. : Dr. Seuss

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Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Ghana proposes the Ghana Reads project to demonstrate and document an approach that can accelerate literacy significantly among all of the children of Ghana. This will involve developing, deploying and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an expanded national network of low-cost digital elementary school libraries that is scalable throughout Ghana.Ghana Reads will install and support School Bells (School Basic e-Learning Libraries) in twenty rural elementary schools in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. Replete with high quality open education resources (OER) this will enable all of the students, guided by their teachers and with the help of expert coaches, to become literate. A Ghana National BeLL will be used to update the School BeLLs periodically with new resources and, in the process, will collect data on uses, comments and ratings of the effectiveness of the resources in improving students’ achievements. This will provide Ghanaian educational resource developers and policy makers unprecedented rich data that can help them improve the effectiveness of their learning materials and strategies for achieving universal child literacy.

The BeLL system also will enable teachers and students to adapt the open source content found on the BeLL for local conditions, and for children with special needs.  It can be used to create and publish entirely new content.  Communities are encouraged to use the BeLL to produce and distribute their own local newspaper and to encourage adults, as well as children, to use it to expand their own reading and writing skills.

The School Bell system works off the Internet, as well as on. The BeLL server contains two terabytes of multi-media resources, either OER or licensed for all Ghanaian elementary schools, that can be customized and updated to meet the needs of a particular setting.   The server, requiring twelve volts of power and using 60 watts, can be powered locally if needed.   The School BeLL system includes a projector, speakers, HD video camera, laser printer, and Wi-Fi supporting a variety of hand-held mobile devices.

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Recent Activities

February 3, 2016 |

Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) Team on a Study Visit to OLE Ghana

A delegation from the Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) led by their Permanent Secretary,...

September 9, 2015 |

OLE Ghana gets opportunity to contribute towards transforming teacher education and learning in Ghana

With the official signing of the Sub-consultancy Services contract between Mott Macdonald Limited (trading as...

August 20, 2015 |

Managing ‘The Ghana Reads Programme’ in Ga-West

In response to an invitation by the Ga-West Municipal Education Directorate, Open Learning Exchange Ghana on the...

August 10, 2015 |


Teachers on the Ghana Reads Programme in Fanteakwa on the 31st of July 2015 benefited from a one-day boot camp on...

April 12, 2015 |

OLE Ghana Officially Marks The End Of Ghana Reads Pilot In Ga-West

To mark the end of the Ghana Reads pilot programme in Ga-West, OLE Ghana has at a small ceremony handed over the...

March 16, 2015 |


As part of the contract signed with World Vision Ghana, OLE Ghana was tasked to deploy Ghana Reads to four...

February 5, 2015 |

OLE Ghana Deploys in Two More World Vision Supported schools in Sekyere East

OLE Ghana in with the help of World Vision Ghana has deployed the Ghana Reads Programme in two more schools in...

February 4, 2015 |

Managing of The Ghana Reads Programme: The Post All Children Reading (ACR) Sponsored phase

The All Children Reading (ACR) sponsored component of the Ghana Reads program officially came to an end in...

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