Tecno Uganda and partners MTN Uganda and Starttimes have donated computers to five schools in Mukono district.
The donation comes from proceeds of the second edition of a charity event organised by Tecno dubbed, “Heroes of Colour”. The charity event is organized in collaboration with partners to raise awareness about various causes. The event that took place in September 2018 under the theme Digitazing the future.
Shiva Zhong, Managing Director Tecno Uganda.
The beneficiary schools that will each get desktops are Namilyango College, Kasana Vocational School, Sir Apollo Kaggwa Senior Secondary School and St.Charles Lwanga Senior Secondary School. The donation is part of Tecno’s efforts to contribute towards the introduction of ICT in schools.
“The world is too digital to leave our youngsters illiterate about digitalization. Almost everything nowadays is digitalized. Let’s educate those around us the benefits of living a digital life and how best to embrace digitalizing the future.” Said Shiva Zhong, Managing Director Tecno Uganda.
MTN Uganda has over the years executed several ICT education themed interventions like the support to KCCA funded Primary Schools, Public Libraries, ICT training in Vocational Institutes including St. Simon Peter located in Hoima, Amelo Technical Institute in Adjumani and St. Daniel Comboni in Moroto, among others.
The MTN ICT Bus has reached over 45,000 learners in rural schools in various parts of Uganda since 2013. The MTN ICT bus is a fully equipped bus with essentials in ICT learning. It traverses the country, teaching and providing practical ICT experiences to pupils.
“The journey to developing our country is a shared one, and that’s why this partnership with Tecno is quite symbolic of the good that people, corporate companies and institutions of our country can do when we combine efforts,” said Sen Somdev, MTN Uganda acting Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re definitely good together as a team”, he further remarked