AIRTEL Zambia has provided free high speed broadband internet connectivity to Siavonga primary school as one of its corporate social responsibility.
Airtel sales manager Kalala Kawanu said the gesture was aimed at enhancing information communication education in schools.
“Digital hubs in schools serve as ICT centres for not just teachers and pupils but also for the wider communities, and Airtel is committed to bridging the digital divide especially among vulnerable communities,” he said.
And British council digital ambassador Charles Mangilazi said it was important that pupils had access to ICT in the digital hubs that have been set up in various schools in Zambia.
Mr Mangilazi said the British Council was happy to partner with Airtel in the provision of ICT in the digital hubs.
He said ICT in schools enabled international engagement, helping teachers and students access a wide range of teaching and learning resources through the interactive schools online platform.
Mr Mangilazi said connectivity was one of the major challenges that had been affecting the utilisation of the hubs, and therefore partnering with Airtel was providing free data between 5GB and 15GB per month for various digital hubs.
This is part of an ongoing partnership with the British Council under the connecting classroom project where a total of 15 digital hubs would access free internet connectivity by the end of March.
And Siavonga district commissioner Lovemore Kanyama said the Government was pleased to work with the companies that focused on investing in the country.