Ngombe PTA school goes paperless with computer library
Ngombe PTA School has gone paperless by converting its library into a modern computer laboratory which will improve access to modern technology. The conversion of the library has been supported by Stanbic Bank through 20 refurbished computers, a ZEDUPAD which consists of a projector, teacher tablet and other accessories all valued at K25, 000.
Ngombe PTA School is a non government funded community school that is run by the Parent Teacher Association and the donations of citizens. The computers will be used by the pupils to enable them have access to practical lessons and technology under the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) compulsory subject included onto the gazette school syllabus across the country.
Speaking in Lusaka, Mr. Danny Liswili said Stanbic Bank was committed to the communities in which it operates and that the support to the community school was a reflection of the bank’s support for empowerment of local communities.
Welcoming the donation on behalf of Lusaka Province Provincial Education Officer, Mr. Ngosa Kotati, Senior Standards Education Officer for Practical Subjects, Mrs. Easter Sachingongu said Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as it is commonly known, is one of the subjects included onto the gazette school syllabus across the country.
This subject is geared towards enabling pupils build their knowledge and skills dramatically as they will be able to easily extract necessary information at a click of a button and in the long run be able to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“It is therefore good that Stanbic Bank staff was able to recognize the need for computers and address this need by renovating a computer room, purchasing 20 computers and a ZEDUPAD for the teachers use at the school,” said Mrs. Sachingongu.
“Today’s donation demonstrates Stanbic Bank’s commitment to contributing towards worthy causes in society through its social responsibility drive and indeed to Government’s Education policy initiatives as well as the achievement of the revised Sixth National Development Plan.”