MTN Rwanda inaugurates ‘ICT School Project’ in Rusumo
- MTN Rwanda inaugurates ‘ICT School Project’ in Rusumo
- 7 schools, 5,500 students, 300 teachers benefitfrom project
- Approximately Rwf150 million spent since project begun
Thursday, March 29, 2012
RUSUMO - MTN Rwanda today inaugurated an ‘ICT School Project’ at Rusumo High School where a fully connected lab with 36 computers was opened under the flagship of MTN Foundation, the company’s corporate social responsibility program.
A delegation of MTN officials including ZulfatMukarubega, a board member of MTN Foundation, visited Rusumo High School where they officially opened the lab.
Paul Mugemangago the Senior Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs at MTN Rwanda said, “MTN Rwanda supports education and ICT as part of our corporate social responsibility. Within education this project termed as ‘ICT School Connect’, is designed to enable teachers and pupils in secondary schools gain practical skills on the usage and understanding of ICT and how it can add value to their lives.”
“Since the project was inaugurated in 2010 it also allows them have access to Internet in their own locality and premises. This is a way of MTN Rwanda empowering young people so that in the future they can become of economic relevance to the country,” he added.
Already 6 high schools from different provinces have benefited from the project. They include Essa High School in Musanze, Ste Bernadette in Huye, Kabarondo High School, Kanombe High School, ESG Rubavu and Gihundwe high School
Overall MTN Rwanda has donated over 250 computers in these schools, across the country with more 5,500 students and 300 teachers benefiting from the project to leverage ICT in education in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC).
During the year 2010/11 about Rwf150 million has been spent on ‘ICT Connect School’projects. In 2012 two more schools are scheduled to benefit from the same project.
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About MTN Foundation
The MTN Foundation is the vehicle through which MTN implements its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The Foundation was created with a focus on giving back to society and "Impacting the quality of lives in our communities" in a meaningful way. MTN Rwanda is passionate about the company’s vision to positively impact lives in our communities therefore we intervene through projects in three key areas, namely: economic empowerment, health and education. The foundation enjoys 100 percent funding from MTN Rwanda, which gives it up to 1 percent of its post-tax profits and covers all its overhead expenses including staffing, accommodation, travel, publicity and all expenses necessary to operate.