Telecom Namibia donates computers to Gibeon School

Telecom Namibia, in partnership with Business Connexion and Cornastone, has donated computers to the Hendrik Witbooi Secondary School in the village of Gibeon.

Theo Klein, Telecom Namibia’s Managing Director handed the computers to Hon. Lucia Witbooi, Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, in support of the Minister’s personal initiative to assist one of the disadvantaged schools in her home village.

Hon. Witbooi expressed her deep sense of gratitude to Telecom Namibia for the donation, saying that the computers will be officially handed over to the Hendrik Witbooi Secondary School at Gibeon to enable the school to harness communications technology in a learning environment.

“I am pleased to convey my gratitude to Telecom Namibia for the donation turned over today. I believe in partnerships as Government alone cannot address the needs of all our people on its own,” she said.

Klein commended the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare for its commitment to uplift women and children in society, and do so with partners. “We will continue to build on that partnership and see how we can assist one another for the betterment of our children and women in Namibia,”  he said.

The donation of computers is part of Telecom Namibia’s effort to empower communities and people for development by enhancing their connection to 21st century technologies. Today, the Internet is changing the way learning is done, business is conducted, politics is pursued, culture is shared, and individuals communicate with each other. Therefore, Telecom Namibia strongly believes that not only will access to technology improve education levels of the children, but it will help socialise and prepare them for employment in an increasingly digital world.

 

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