Zambian High School receives laptops to prepare for Microsoft Showcase programme

MSI Laptop computerLibala High School have received 50 laptops from UK charity. (Image source: Kristoferb/Commons)Libala High School have received 50 laptops from Wye Valley Zambia project, through UK firm RSM UK, in preparations for the launch of the school's Microsoft Showcase programme which will coincide with the commemoration of the ICT Week in March 2017

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mr. Muyeba Chikonde said the attainment of a SMART ZAMBIA as directed by His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is possible if all Zambians pull together adding that the donation of fifty laptops to Libala High School is one such significant contribution as the country gravitates towards a Smart Zambia in the next decade.

The High Commissioner said, during President Lungu’s address to Parliament in 2015, the President called for the transformation of service provision by both public and private sectors through the use of innovative Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s).

“The Zambian Government is committed to the Smart Zambia process through the Zambia Information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) and the newly established National Data Centre. President Lungu is keen to see the Civil service fully adapt to the e-governance system to become part of his Government’s legacy,” he said.

Wye Valley Zambia project Director Sue Pomeroy said that the consignment will be arriving in Zambia this week.

“Our charity has been trying to get hold of 50 computers to send to Libala High School for their ICT week in March to coincide with the launch of their Microsoft school programme. We have been very lucky and had 50 laptops donated to us by a company called RSMUK. The laptops will be in Zambia this week,” she said.

Ms. Pomeroy said that apart from Libala High School, her charity is also working with Kabwata, Chilenge and Libala basic Schools.

And Public Relations Manager for RSM -UK Frank Shepherd said that the company was pleased to contribute towards a good cause and hoped that the laptops will go a long way in complementing the government programme of installing ICT infrastructure in learning institutions.

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