In a bid to continue helping supplement Government efforts in the promotion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in schools in Zambia, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc. has donated three (3) desktop computers valued at K14, 000 to rural based Kamaila School located in Chibombo District.
The school which has over 1000 pupil enrollment has been facing challenges with accessing ICT tools since the introduction of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a subject in schools.
Airtel Area Sales Manager, Mr. Kalala Kawanu said the donation was made after Baraka Zambia, an education institution, requested Airtel to partner with them in helping provide Computers to needy schools.
“This is in line with Airtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative aimed at enhancing ICT education in schools especially those in the rural areas. We are all partners of Government and as such, Airtel believes that in our small way we can help Government’s efforts to scale up e-learning in Schools and help change people’s lives through the Education sector” Kawanu said. “Today, thanks to Baraka Zambia who made the initial requisition for computers, we are pleased to donate 3 computers to Kamaila School here in Chibombo valued at K14, 000 and it is our sincere hope that this donation will help many pupils have access to ICT education.”
Mr. Kawanu expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education saying the Ministry had been very supportive of the various educational projects that Airtel had undertaken thus far and would continue to invest in the local communities thereby enhancing the social and economic development.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Kamaila School and speaking on behalf of the Chibombo District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Mrs. Regina Siabana commended Airtel for the timely donation of the computers to the school.
“As you know this is examination period and these computers have come in at the right time when we needed them to be able to examine our pupils in ICT. We are very honoured that you could have picked us out more especially that there are indeed so many schools in the rural areas that need help. We are truly grateful,” Mrs. Siabana said. “The donation will further contribute not only to Kamaila School’s development and the catchment area but also bring development through the learned citizens that will go out into the nation as responsible citizens who would have at least learnt something on ICTs.”