At the beginning of this year, TME Education opened an electronics lab in cooperation with St. Elisabeth Girls School in Mityana, Uganda. The facility was inaugurated by workshops conducted by the project’s ambassador in Uganda, Patrick Ssonko.
TME Education in an initiative undertaken by Transfer Multisort Elektronik, a global distributor of electronic components based in Lodz, Poland. The idea was a reaction to market and social changes that the company had been observing throughout over a quarter of a century of its activity on international market. The purpose of this program is to promote electronics and hi-tech education in regions, where access to proper resources is limited. Through cooperation with local schools, institutions and electronics enthusiasts, the project is co-creating innovation-friendly environment. TME Education is currently operating in India and seventeen African countries, including Uganda.
St. Elisabeth Girls School in Mityana is a boarding school for girls offering education of secondary level to 830 students coming from different social backgrounds. The institution located in a peri-urban setting within East Ward Parish 71 km away from Kampala offers various courses including science ICT and puts stress on marketable vocational skills.
TME Education started its cooperation with St. Elisabeth Girls School in spring 2018 when the program’s representative visited the institution and conducted first training. Later on the process was followed up by the project’s ambassador, who had organised more events, including teachers training. Finally, TME Education provided the equipment necessary to launch an electronics lab. From now on, the students will be able to learn electronics with the help of proper devices and assisted by trained staff.
TME Education is all about facilitating the process of learning in many ways. Apart from establishing cooperation with schools and institutes, it organises training sessions conducted by the project’s ambassadors and creates self-developed educational tools to make electronics more comprehensive and student-friendly.