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Solar internet school

Samsung last week donated a mobile solar powered internet school and a solar power generator to the Ministry of Education. The unit which is built on the basic frame of a 40 ft container is equipped with a a laptop for the teacher, a TV, a printer, desks, fans as well as 24 mini laptops for the learners and cost about N$1.7 million with the generator included.

The ministry will give the unit to Kathora Primary School at Spitzkoppe Village in the Erongo Region. Samsung Africa launched its first Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) in Botswana about a year ago. This is a world first, designed for use in remote rural areas with limited or no access to electricity. (In the picture) Theo Senekal (left), Samsung Country Manager handing over the solar powered internet school and the solar power generator to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Alfred Ilukena.


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