Airtel promotes ICT in rural schools

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:56:59 +0000


IT IS important to provide pupils with relevant and contemporary experiences that allows them to successfully engage with technology and prepare them for life after school, says Kasama Airtel zonal business manager Mayimbo Kalengo.

Mr Kalengo said as technology was becoming more part of culture, it was important that pupils had access to technological facilities.

He was speaking when Airtel Networks Zambia donated four desktop computers valued at K18 000 to Mubanga Chipoya School in Kasama, Northern Province.

He said the donation was in line with Airtel’s corporate social responsibility initiate aimed at enhancing Information Communication Technology education in schools, thereby supplementing Government’s efforts to scale up e-learning in the delivery of ICT education.

“We are pleased to donate these computers valued at K18,000 and it is our sincere hope that this donation will help many pupils have access to ICT education,” Mr Kalengo said.

Mr Kalengo said the Ministry of Education had been supportive of the various educational projects, adding that Airtel would continue to invest in the local communities to enhance socio-economic development.

And school head teacher Patrick Mwalula commended Airtel for the donation, saying that the computers were going to help pupils with ICT which was a preserve of schools along the line of rail.

Mr Mwalula explained that in the past teachers and pupils were requested to provide their personal laptops to assist during examinations, saying having receiving these computers had helped to alleviate the challenge.

He said the school had over 700 pupils and that it had been facing challenges with accessing ICT tools since the introduction of ICT exams in schools.

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