MTN Uganda’s Internet Bus that was launched in May 2014 has for five days running camped at Primary school in the outskirts of Kampala to engross the children in the world of ICT. MTN Foundation in partnership with the Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) kicked off the “ICT Clubs for Primary Schools” this initiative.
According to the MTN Press release, this is the start of an MTN in Education drive for Primary School going children in the peri-urban and rural areas.
Through the newly acquired UGX 600 million MTN Internet Bus, students and teachers were taken through experiential introductory training in computer and internet driven education. The initiative is in alignment with the MTN Foundation strategy which focuses on social and community investment in Education, Health and National Priority Areas.
According to Anthony Katamba, MTN Uganda General Manager Corporate Services, the objective of this initiative is to create social and peer to peer learning of information technology solutions from the grass root of the educational structures.
“This will be achieved through setting up ICT clubs in primary schools, training of learners and teachers, donation of hardware and internet solutions to the clubs and scholarships for ICT training for patrons of the various school ICT clubs across Uganda”.
MTN Uganda’s Internet Bus project kicked off with a pilot phase covering pioneer Government schools in Kampala that will include five selected schools namely; Kiswa Primary School, Nakasero Primary School, Buganda Road Primary School, Bat Valley Primary School and Kitante Primary School.