Teacher in Ghana Teaches Students How To Use The Computer Program Microsoft Word Entirely on a Chalkboard


You might be surprised to learn that not everyone has the luxury of being taught to use a computer at school. For example, earlier this year, Ghana teacher Owura Kwadwo Hottish went completely viral when images of him teaching his students how to use a computer… without a computer actually being around.

Owura teaches Information and Communications Technology in a rural farming community in Ghana that lacks the essentials for a technology class. As such, he came up with a unique way to present the material. “I do it to make my students understand what I’m teaching,” he explained at the time. “At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer.” His inspiring approach appeared to have worked, with Hottish confident that his students understood the material before they leave his class.

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  1. Owura Kwadwo Hottish is a teacher in Ghana who used creativity in the face of adversity.

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  2. He’s an instructor at a rural farm school where they lack the basic things necessary to teach a technology class.

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  5. But that didn’t stop that impactful teacher from showing his students how to use word processing software.

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  6. Since he posted the pictures on Facebook, his story has gone viral; Hottish has received donations from Microsoft and a computer repair company in Bloomington, Indiana.

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  7. Now, the kids can learn by doing… on real laptops.

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