Dodoma. Three secondary schools have received donated ICT equipment worth over Sh160 million from Vodacom Tanzania Foundation (VTF) as part of the organisation’s efforts to digital learning and increase access to information.
The donation, received by Dodoma regional commissioner Rosemary Senyamule went to Dodoma, Mbeya and Tunduma public secondary schools.
The donation is part of VTF’s School Connectivity Project drive which aims to set up e-Fahamu legacy schools across the country, according to the Vodacom Tanzania managing director Philip Besiimire.
“ICT is crucial in improving teaching and learning in secondary schools and the foundation has an agenda to reach 1,500 secondary schools. This donation will go a long way towards ensuring our students have access to digital education as well as Vodacom’s e-learning portal (e-Fahamu) which provides free digitised educational content,” he said.
In partnership with other stakeholders in the education sector, he said, the VTF has so far reached over 509 public secondary schools and spent over Sh1.1 billion in ICT equipment donations and digital skills development.
In her remarks, Ms Senyamule said the donation was in line with the government’s policy of integrating ICT in education and having IT equipment in schools.
“The use of internet-connected computers in schools is one of the ways expected to improve the quality of education. Computers in schools will not only help with digital skills students, but also ensure access resources and information to excel in their education,” she said.