Samsung unveils Botswana e-learning centre

April 3, 2014 10:20 AM

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Samsung unveils Botswana e-learning centre

Samsung has launched its first e-learning centre in Botswana at Therisanyo primary school located within one of the country’s oldest suburbs Naledi, in the capital Gaborone.

Join Moir, Samsung Botswana’s country manager said the development is part of Samsung’s overall strategy to bring sustainable and innovative solutions across the African continent.

“Samsung passionately believes in changing lives through innovative technologies,” said Moir.

The equipment for e-learning centre includes 25 laptops, e-boards, an all-purpose printer, servers, container chargers, and a solar power generator.

“Both the teachers and learners will be immersed in modern ICTs in education,” Moir said.

Moir said through the e-learning centre and the solar power generator, the school will have access to 21st century learning and teaching.

“The power outages that we have experienced recently in Botswana will not be an issue to worry about, as the solar power generator will provide consistent clean energy for the next eight years at least before the batteries may need to be replaced,” said Moir.

Commenting on the development Kagiso Patrick Molatlhegi, area member of parliament, said the partnership between Samsung and Therisanyo primary school is fruits of an ‘adopt a school’ initiative launched in 2011, coordinated by the Botswana Education Hub.

Molatlhegi expressed confidence in the project: “This e learning programme will help introduce our students to the world of ICT, improve access to information and hopefully improve the results of this school.”

In the past Samsung has donated a solar power internet school to Botswana’s remote area Nxau Nxau.

Samsung has also vowed to work with the Ministry of Education to develop classrooms of the future.

Source: itwebafrica.com

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