Computer and Access Development Centre
Navrongo is a small catholic town, situated in the upper north of Ghana, the least developed region in the country. This is where CADC started. Knowledge and skills in computer use and ICT are nowadays essential for a healthy functioning economy and provides scholars and employees with more opportunities for proper employement.
In school, Ghanaian students often only learn the theory of IT, because there are no computers. The CADC offered high school students and adults the opportunity the practical side of computers. Hundreds of students already obtained their certificate at the centre, getting prepared for the future. The certificate shows that a student controls the basic computerknowledge and practices MS Word and Excel to some extend. This appears to be a huge advantage when applying for future employment. In many cases it is even strictly to bring this skills.
The building and the move
In 2006 a schoolbuilding, at disposal of the local authorities in Navrongo, has been renovated and furnished. This was organised under the banner of NorGhaVo and with the help of grants from Oxfam Novib. Electricity and facility services have been constructed and in 2007 15 computers were installed. This was the start of CADC.
In 2018 the computerschool CADC moved to Tamale and has its shelter at The Royal Internation Academy (RIA).
In september 2007 the first CADC computercourses were held for high school students. During the first years Dutch volunteers have supported by being there themselves.
Together with the Ghanaian staff team, they realized lessonmaterial and contacts with the various attending schools. During weekends adults too have been participating in computer courses, prepared for those who are beginners and for those with advanced skills.
Since 2010 the centre was run entirely by a Ghanaian staff team, supported by the Dutch CADC workgroup.