Teacher who uses chalkboard to teach MS Word to students receives computers for school

Images via Owura Kwadwo Hottish's Facebook account
  • A teacher in Africa received computers for his school from donations when news about him teaching MS Word through a chalkboard had spread
  • The first donation was a laptop from “Amirah Alharti, Unversity of Leeds”
  • They also received desktop computers for the school and information communication technology textbooks
  • Teacher Akoto recently flew to Singapore and attended the Microsoft Global Education Exchange Summit

Last month, a teacher in Ghana, Africa moved the hearts of many from all over the world for his passion to teach students even if it takes him to draw the entire Microsoft Word set-up on a chalkboard.

Richard Appiah Akoto, (Owura Kwadwo Hottish on Facebook) works as an information and communications technology teacher in the Betenase M/A Junior High School in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

There are no projectors or computers in their classroom, so in order for students to understand what he’s teaching, he drew the MS Word on a chalkboard.

Fortunately, his hard work and perseverance paid off as it touched the hearts of generous people. On March 8, Akoto posted on Facebook a photo of him with his students holding a new laptop.

“The staff and students of Betenase M/A JHS wishes to say a very big thank you to Amirah Alharthi, University of Leeds for donating a laptop to the school to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT,” he wrote on his post.


Just days later, Akoto and his students received desktop computers for their school as a second donation.

“Second donation received. Five brand new desktop computers for the school. One personal laptop for #Teacherkwadwo,” Akoto wrote on his post on March 12.


They also received three boxes of information communication technology textbooks to help them more in their lessons.

Teacher Akoto also flew to Singapore just recently and attended the Microsoft Global Education Exchange Summit which was held on March 13 to 15.


Thanks to those kind-hearted people, Akoto now doesn’t have to draw manually MS Word, and students can now apply what they’ve learned using their new sets of computers.

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