Global Teenager supports rural community in Zimbabwe
Feb 10 2003, Zimbabwe [ZW], Education
The Ntabazinduna community in rural Matebeleland is set to benefit from a computer Laboratory worth millions of Zimbabwe dollars. This story is based on an article reported by the Zimbabwean Sunday Times.
The 10 computers and a server were donated by Dutch NGO Oikonomos, which means 'steward' in Greek. The organisation worked hand in hand with World Vision Zimbabwe through the Global Teenager project, a project of IICD.
"All form three classes are already benefiting from the computers and have participated in the Global Teenager Project in the September 2002 Learning Circle. Students from John Tallach Secondary have benefited from using the Internet for research of their school work and the Global Teenager Project has also enabled them to conduct classroom discussions with their Global Friends world wide," said Mr. Ncube.
The school becomes the second to be financed by NGOs through IICD in Zimbabwe. The Global Teenager Project Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Sithabile Urenje said that so far, they have donated 10 computers and a server to Khalanyoni Secondary School in Matebeleland South District of Zimbabwe and more schools are likely to be coming on board through the Global Teenager Project.
The Director of Oikonomos Foundation, Mr. Hubert Smits officially launched the computer laboratory. Also present at the launch was the Chairman of the Friends of the Ingwenya Mission, Melusi Mpofu who challenged the School authority to advocate for the establishment of A-Level studies as part of their development initiative.