Stanmore Primary School is in Matabeleland Province. We donated books to add to their library and did a computer literacy presentation , with the intent of starting a computer literacy program in rural Matabeleland Province-the brain child of a colleague and computer tech Mr. Ndlovu.
Computer literacy is no longer a plus to a resume. It is now a basic requirement for employment and to one being employable. Basic computer skills are a pre-requisite for employers as they are necessary for day to day tasks in a workplace or in one carrying out business. Computer literacy skills will allow rural schools to produce well equipped and well rounded individuals. However, not all schools have this advantage and resource to provide for their students to equip them to become individuals that are computer literate and have computer skills. More so in Zimbabwe, specifically rural schools like Stanmore Primary School in Gwanda, which is in the Southern Matabeleland Region of Zimbabwe.
The Foundation has met with the educators, school heads and parents regarding this need. And all have committed to working together to make this come to pass for the children in this community.
Our hope as a Foundation is to have Stanmore as our pilot school for computer literacy in rural schools where we purchase a number of computers, provide a computer teacher and the parents have agreed to pay a levy monthly or per term which will go to sustaining and servicing these computers as well as paying the computer teacher, this being the brain child of Mr. Z Ndlovu, a great partner to the organisation.
We have donated library books in the meantime as their library is limited, however, a need was also expressed for classroom chairs and tables, which we did see. For what they are currently using is rundown or broken furniture.
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