Vodacom, partners donate ICT equipment to Dodoma schools

VODACOM Tanzania Foundation has partnered with African Child Projects and Universal Communication Service Access Fund (UCSAF) to donate ICT equipment to nine secondary schools in Dodoma to improve school connectivity in the country.

The initiative aims to reach 300 public schools nationwide in its second phase.

The Dodoma District Commissioner, Mr Jabir Shekimweri, commended the efforts of the initiative which provides a great opportunity for teachers and students to enhance teaching and self-study skills using digital online resources.

“ICT systems have shown great success in improving classroom performance and enhancing digital literacy,” he said at a brief handover ceremony held at Miyuji Secondary School at the weekend.

The DC commended Vodacom Tanzania Foundation for their dedication projects that directly impact Tanzanian communities in collaboration with the government like the emergency transport system for pregnant women and new-borns.

The Head of Central Zone for Vodacom Tanzania, Mr Joseph Sayi, stated that as the world moves towards increased digitisation, Vodacom does not want to move forward alone, hence the decision to prepare secondary school students in the country early.

He further elaborated that the ICT equipment they handed over would provide students with the opportunity to learn how to approach their studies through the significant support of digital resources available in the school library.

“I hope that these tools will enhance the effectiveness of teachers in their teaching as well as the efforts of students in learning different subjects available online,” he said.

A total of 15 computers,  eleven tablets, one television set, and two photocopy machines worth approximately 50m/- were handed over to nine secondary schools in Dodoma Region, including Dodoma Central, Hazina, Makole, Sechelela, Bunge, Miyuji, Kiwanja cha Ndege, Ihumwa, and Dodoma Secondary, benefiting around 600,000 students across Tanzania through the nationwide school connectivity programme.

On his part, the Head Teacher of Miyuji Secondary School, Mr Greyson Maige, said “We are grateful for this support, these ICT tools will be a great solution for us, as we will now be able to teach students in a more modern way and they will be able to learn on their own anytime and anywhere.”

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