KARIMJEE Jivanjee Foundation (KJF) in partnership with READ Tanzania has expressed its commitment to support education and digital literacy among youth in the country.
Speaking recently during the handing over of four computers with the latest educational software, KJF Chairman said Mr Yusuf Karimjee said that the foundation believes that access to technology and educational resources is crucial for the development of young minds
“We are committed to supporting projects that empower students with skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century and we hope that this project will serve as a model for others to follow and make a positive impact on the lives of children in Tanzania,” Mr Karimjee said
He noted that, they handed over computers that come with software installed called Soma Connect which is an e-learning platform that offers a wide range of educational materials and interactive tools to enhance student’s learning experience
Mr Karimjee added that, the foundation’s vision is to develop the next generation of leaders, the change-makers and innovators that have the potential to change Tanzania and the world while investing in education has been one of their goals.
Moreover, he said that KJF has been sharing the same values with its partner READ Tanzania and providing support for 6 years now.
“READ Tanzania believes that the joy of reading should be for everyone by creating a space that captures young people’s imaginations and fosters a love of books… They work with Tanzanian volunteers from local universities to create safe, inspiring libraries in secondary schools across the country” he added
However, he said that the initiative is part of the foundation’s efforts to support educational development in Tanzania by providing access to technology and educational resources
“The foundation hopes to empower students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century and is committed to promoting a learning culture that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students” he noted
On the other hand, the Karimjee boss said that the foundation encourages other organizations to join hands and support similar projects that can make a positive impact on the lives of children in Tanzania.
“We believe that this initiative will go a long way in promoting a culture of reading and digital literacy among school-going children in Tanzania… It is our hope that these computers will make a significant difference in the lives of the students at
Twiga Secondary School and serve as a catalyst for educational development in the country” he said.
KJF also provides educational scholarships, empowers reading and learning, supports local communities and healthcare infrastructure, advocates gender equality, promotes science, technology and social entrepreneurship and fosters wildlife conservation.