For five days running, the children of Kiswa Primary school in the outskirts of Kampala have been engrossed in the world of ICT, courtesy of the MTN ICT in Education drive for Primary School going children in the peri-urban and rural areas.
MTN Foundation in partnership with the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) kicked off the “ICT Clubs for Primary Schools” initiative at Kiswa Primary School. Through the newly acquired MTN Internet Bus, students and teachers were taken through experiential introductory training in computer and internet driven education.
The initiative is in alignment with the MTN Foundation strategy which focuses on social and community investment in Education, Health and National Priority Areas.
According to Anthony Katamba, MTN Uganda General Manager Corporate Services, the objective of this initiative is to create social and peer to peer learning of information technology solutions from the grass root of the educational structures.
“This will be achieved through setting up ICT clubs in primary schools, training of learners and teachers, donation of hardware and internet solutions to the clubs and scholarships for ICT training for patrons of the various school ICT clubs across Uganda”, he said
The project kicked off with a pilot phase covering pioneer Government schools in Kampala that will include five selected schools namely; Kiswa Primary School, Nakasero Primary School, Buganda Road Primary School, Bat Valley Primary School and Kitante Primary School.