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Educational levels of children in Gibeon to improve with access to technology

Educational levels of children in Gibeon to improve with access to technology

As part of it’s efforts to empower communities and people, Telecom Namibia handed over computers to to the Hendrik Witbooi Secondary School in Gibeon in order to enhancing the village’s connection to 21st century technologies.

Theo Klein, Telecom Namibia’s Managing Director handed over computers this week to Lucia Witbooi, Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare.

The donation of the computers was made possible by Telecom Namibia’s business partners, Business Connexion and Cornastone.

Telecom Namibia came on board as a sponsor of a Mother-Daughter event which was held in Gibeon in April this year and was requested to consider donating computers to the Hendrik Witbooi Secondary School at the village.

Witbooi said that the request for computers was not part of the Ministry’s programme, but rather her personal initiative to assist one of the disadvantaged schools in her home village.

Had you not have the caring and sharing heart within your organisation this would not have been possible,” Witbooi said upon receiving the computers.

The Deputy Minister expressed her deep sense of gratitude to Telecom Namibia for the donation, and said that the computers will be officially handed over to theschool 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.

On his part, 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,” Klein said

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. Telecom Namibia 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.

About The Author

Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.

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