The Prison Connectivity
Project is one of the interventions of GIFEC to
extend ICT to the unserved and underserved.
The purpose of the ICT Centres is to provide basic training in computer use as well as Information and Communication Technology to staff and inmates. The desire to make Computer studies and ICT training available for inmates, just like the formal classroom educational programmes now available in prisons, evolves from the belief that an educated inmate is less likely to involve himself in violent and other anti-social activities when he is discharged from prison and reintegrated into the society.
At the end of the project, beneficiaries would have had the following benefits:
Access to computers free of charge.
Acquisition of requisite skill and competence to use the computer as a tool in the execution of their duty.
Access to information through the internet.
Running of new programs in Distance Learning for Inmates.
Reformed inmates to come out with employable ICT skills.
The requisite need assessment done has revealed that:
Eighteen (18) prison centres, including Nsawam Female Prison, have been equipped with computer laboratories.
Eleven (11) other stations are in line for a centre this year 2015 ( with 110 computers and accessories ear marked for them)
Five hundred (500) mobile phones
Three hundred and sixty five (365) desktop computers and ups.
Eighteen (18) air conditioners
Eighteen (18) scanners
Ten (10) projectors
Eighteen (18) printers
Ten (10) servers
Seventy five (75) prisons personnel have been trained as trainer of trainers