Globecomm and Tanzania Support Foundation Bring Computers to Rural African School

Globecomm has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela.

The donation is in aid of the Tanzanian Support Foundation, which helps small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water. 

A total of 14 computers, which were last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan, and associated equipment will reach the school in 2015.  The Foundation has also contracted with an organisation called Viafrica to provide installation, maintenance and training for teachers and students. 

The efforts of Globecomm and the Tanzania Suppport Foundation are matched by the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland (MLF), a secondary school in Almere, Netherlands.  A workgroup of teachers and students from the school, calling itself “Project S,” has raised money and purchased teaching materials to improve education at the Selela school.  A student group led by two teachers will travel to Selela in 2015 to give the Tanzanian students computer lessons and familiarise them with the technology. 

Globecomm CEO Keith Hall said: “Technology is our business and we are proud to donate the equipment to such a good cause.  The Foundation and Project S will make sure that the gift of technology delivers on its potential.”

Kitty Kill, communications manager for the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland and a member of Project S, said: “With the donation of the computers and other devices, the students of our school will be able to help the students in Selela get connected with the world. Together we have been able to make the students in this small African village more self-supportive. We teach our own students awareness and to take care of the environment. Using pre-used computers is an excellent form of recycling and sustainability.”   

 

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