Huawei initiates e-learning in Ugandan schools
By Omondi Julius Odera, Kampala, Uganda
In a bid to deepen ICT adoption among Ugandans, Huawei Uganda has provided internet connected computers to schools in western Uganda.
The move is in line with fulfillment of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between ICT provider and Uganda government through the Ministry of ICT to bridge the digital divide through knowledge transfer to the masses.
To initiate the MOU Huawei has donated 30 PCs fully connected with internet from Airtel Uganda to Kashwa Primary School, Rwemikoma and Karo Secondary schools all in Kiruhura District in western Uganda. In addition, the schools also received three high definition television screens from Zhao Yali, the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, and 30 dongles with one year’s unlimited data from Airtel Uganda.
The move was lauded by the outgoing ICT minister John Nasasira who appreciated the firm’s efforts to support e-learning in Kiruhura schools.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Hon. John Nasasira, the Minister of ICT noted the importance of computer studies right from Primary school level. “In a few years to come, the world is going to be only about computers. Therefore 30 computers have been offered to help Kazo students right from primary level learn computer. I thank Huawei for reaching out to promote e-learning and knowledge transfer in these school, and being a responsible corporate citizen in Uganda”, he said
According to Stanley Chyn Huawei’s Managing Director, the act was a way of his firm’s appreciating and giving back to Ugandans. “We are here today with Kazo and Nasasira foundation to hand over the 30 PCs donation to schools in the district as a fulfillment of the MOU. It is our corporate responsibility and obligation to give back to the community where we operate.”