Lab 1 Upgraded to Yamoransa Model Resource Center

Lab 1 Upgraded to Yamoransa Model Resource Center

Published on November 29th

The Yamoransa Model Resource Center (YMRC), formerly YM Lab 1, has been upgraded to include a Makerspace for Robotics, Home Economic Center and a Conference Room. (Pictured above at the Dedication:
Dr. Deborah Rose President of HAF and Okatakyi Prof. Amanfi VII, Paramount Chief – Asebu Traditional Area ( Served as chairman of the occasion.)

The facility, which was initially dedicated as the first YM lab in 2016, was built to house a 40-seater Educational Lab. The structure had 3 other compartments that were not occupied at the time. As the Yamoransa Model kept on evolving, it identified the need to upgrade the first-ever built YM facility. The facility now has 4 units, one of which is occupied by the ICT center. The other 3 spaces have now been upgraded to have a 100-seater conference room for events and workshops; a Home Economics Center with Catering and Sewing facilities and finally a Makerspace with Robotics equipment, 3D printing and Augmented /Virtual Reality learning facilities. 

The fully furnished facility now deems fit to be called a “Resource Center” hence the name Yamoransa Model Resource Center (YMRC). The YMRC is now open for use by the people of Yamoransa and other nearby communities – especially learners as well as the general public.

The Home Economics Center, which is a new addition to the model for Yamoransa, is meant to facilitate vocational education for students by providing an avenue for hands-on practice and training. This unit is also another component added not only to provide skills to meet academic requirements but ultimately to contribute to their sustainable livelihoods of both the learners and the community. 

Sustainability Plan

The YMRC has a sustainability plan which includes having its own power and water sources to ensure their guaranteed availability. There are plans to use solar energy as has been done with the other YM Labs. The Conference Room is open for rental to the public to generate revenue to run the center independently. The home economics center will also churn out some catering and services to the general public only on request as its main aim is for student practice education. 

The Dedication Event

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, the YMRC was re-dedicated by the Helping Africa Foundation in the presence of traditional leaders from Yamoransa and other nearby communities, the Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive, and members of the Ghana Education Service and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

The Chiefs of Yamoransa expressed their gratitude to HAF for continuing to show support to the community. This upgrade was going to boost education in Yamoransa since ICT is at the centre of modern education. The students also expressed their appreciation and acknowledged that this facility will afford them an opportunity to learn a craft that will be of great essence in the near future.


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