THE IHS Holdings Limited, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, will construct a computer laboratory for Kamanga Primary School in Lusaka through its Zambian subsidiary IHS Zambia Limited, along with the Lions Club of Munali.
The computer lab would be the first of its kind among Lusaka schools and was launched yesterday.
Kamanga Primary School was built in 1994 and is run by 59 staff members and serves over 2,000 pupils in 20 classrooms.
In a press statement, IHS co-founder and chief operating officer William Saad said IHS Zambia, which operated mobile network towers in the area as the platform for 3G and internet access to the region, donated 14 double computer desks and 25 chairs for the laboratory while the Lions Club of Munali supplied 25 computers.
In March this year, Mr Saad said the IHS donated a 40-foot container with bespoke shelving for the school library also located on the school grounds.
‘’This is a fantastic second phase of the school development project which we’re thrilled to sponsor,’’ Mr Saad said. He said IHS was committed to supporting the local communities in which it operated, promoting education and driving various sustainable development initiatives.
He said the approach to corporate social responsibility underpinned the way in which they do business and their programmes focused on people, education, business ethics and the environment, for the betterment of communities and employees.
IHS Zambia was incorporated into the IHS portfolio in December 2013, and has since acquired towers from MTN Zambia and Airtel Zambia. IHS Zambia is the market leader in tower technology in Zambia, managing more than 1,966 towers throughout the country with more than 1,100 direct and indirect work force.