Africa Smart Investments Distribution (ASI-D), a lead distributor of ‘Made in Rwanda’ Positivo BGH laptops is targeting to equip 80,000 teachers with laptops through Smart Teacher Initiative.
The Smart Teacher Initiative which was officially unveiled yesterday by Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi and Minister for Education Dr. Papias Malimba Musafili, is a creation born out of the partnership between Africa Smart Investments Distribution,Ministry of Education, Rwanda Education Board, UMWALIMU SACCO and Airtel Rwanda.
Through this initiative, teachers will be equipped with brand new Positivo BGH laptops across the country, plus an Airtel internet modem loaded with 2 years unlimited internet.
To acquire the laptops and modems, teachers will apply for loans from UMWALIMU SACCO, payable in 24 easy installments (2 years) while paying 13,920 RWF per month Inclusive of Bank Interest.
Once the loan is approved, Umwalimu SACCO pays the amount to Africa Smart Investments, and a laptop with a modem loaded with 24 months internet will be delivered to Umwalimu SACCO branch for pickup.
“We are excited to empower teachers by equipping them with Positivo BGH Laptops of the latest technology to enable them do their work and we have no doubt that they will deliver efficiently while they prepare content for students using these laptops”,Chairman for Africa Smart Investments-Distribution, Francois Karenzi also commended.
Over 90 teachers were offered their laptops yesterday with calls upon the rest of the teachers that have not acquired there laptops to also seize this opportunity to be a part of a smart Rwanda that the country has proved to be.