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A teacher in Ghana

Writes a computer on the board

Components rendered in

Chalk because the real

Things are nowhere near, and

There’s a national test about

Computers that the

Students must pass so they

Can go on to high school


So he makes a semblance of

Machine parts and program functions

And maybe his learners

Will have a


Microsoft sees this and makes a promise


We can speak of dedication and be right

I think he’d rather have all the real

Things in three dimensions that

He needs so he can offer


Learning and for life


C L Couch


Ghana teacher chalk computer

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard