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Kofi Kingston on his CLICK foundation

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Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston announced his CLICK project to the world back in October last year. The project has a solid purpose which is to build top-quality computer labs and library media centers for junior high schools across Ghana, particularly in underprivileged areas. For those who are unaware, Kofi was born in Ghana.

In a recent interview with Fightful, the current WWE NXT Tag Team Champion talked in detail about the CLICK project. He noted that the foundation was started by him and his mom and also revealed the full form of CLICK.

“Yeah, CLICK. So this is a foundation that my mom and I started. The acronym CLICK stands for Computer Labs & Integrated Centers of Knowledge.

Essentially we’re trying to bring computers labs and libraries to kids in Ghana in middle school areas, especially in deprived areas ‘cause we just don’t have that over there. In this day and age, it’s so important to have a sense of media literacy. Technology is so prevalent in everything that we do in this day and age. So I think that we take for granted—especially in America, and all over the world—the opportunities that we have. I can pick up my cell phone right now and type a question into my search bar and get the information.

Meanwhile, there are kids In Ghana who have not ever been to a library and have not ever had computers to use at the tip of their fingers.

Further in the interview, Kofi explained the challenges some teachers face in explaining to their students what a computer is. He professed that they are on a mission to help these kids and teachers.

“So one of the stories that I told on social media and that my mom told me was how there are some teachers who will be trying to explain to their students exactly what a computer is and what it does, and since they don’t have the resources to do that, they take a rock or draw in the dirt and they’ll say,

‘Hey, this rock is a mouse, and when you move the mouse, there’s an arrow on the screen,’ and they’re drawing the screen. So even me describing that to you, you can’t possibly conceptualize exactly what it is. Especially to somebody who has never even heard of what a computer is or what it does.

So we want to be able to provide a sense of media literacy to these kids, so that they can have an equal footing when they go out into the world and try to accomplish great things. We just want to put them on an equal playing field to go out and be successful, like they should be.”

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