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Globecomm to Bring Computers to Rural African School

By | December 18, 2014
      A group of students who receive help from Tanzania Support Foundation.

      A group of students who receive help from Tanzania Support Foundation. Photo: Tanzania Support Foundation.

      [Via Satellite 12-18-2014] Globecomm has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to support the mission of the Tanzania Support Foundation helping small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water. A total of 14 computers — last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan — and associated equipment will reach the school in 2015. The Tanzania Support Foundation has also contracted with an organization called Viafrica to provide installation, maintenance and training for teachers and students.

      The Montessori Lyceum Flevoland (MLF), a secondary school in Almere, Netherlands, is also joining the efforts of Globecomm and the Tanzania Suppport Foundation. A workgroup of teachers and students from the MLF, calling itself “Project S,” has raised money and purchased teaching materials to improve education at the Selela school. A student group led by two teachers will travel to Selela in 2015 to give the Tanzanian students computer lessons and familiarize them with the technology.

      “With the donation of the computers and other devices, the students of our school will be able to help the students in Selela get connected with the world. Together we have been able to make the students in this small African village more self-supportive. We teach our own students awareness and to take care of the environment. Using pre-used computers is an excellent form of recycling and sustainability said Kitty Kill, communications manager for the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland and a member of Project S.