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Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

September 1, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top Stories

Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

ITEC and Oasis Uganda are planning to to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy.

Tech services provider, ITEC and Oasis Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), announced that they are planning on working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy. The academy is located in the Musoto Village in Eastern Uganda.

ITEC hopes to set up a fully furnished IT classroom with PCs, monitors, a server, projector, keyboards and mice as well as a good broadband connection. The technology will be made available to the 150 children being educated at the Oasis Academy in Musoto. The company notes that many of the children and adults in Musoto have never actively used technology before, this is why the project marks a major milestone for the village.

“We approached ITEC because they have supported our academies in the UK and continue to be a valued partner,” says Alvin Muhwezi, Country Director for Oasis Uganda Charitable Trust. “They understand the challenges we face in running academies like the one in Musoto – having only recently been connected to the National Grid – and have worked hard to find solutions fit for the children and the wider community. In the future, we are hoping to expand the IT programme to encourage adults from the village to learn new digital skills for personal development and possible future employment.”

William Edibu, an IT support volunteer for Oasis Uganda, says “Learning IT skills has been incredibly valuable for me and helped me explore new career paths that would otherwise be inaccessible. Working alongside Oasis and ITEC has given me a great opportunity to help children and adults develop new skills, and the new IT classroom will be a valuable asset to Musoto.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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