The donation was presented to the school’s administration by Mr Echezana Ozumbe, Ericsson’s Project Manager in Tanzania over the weekend.
Mr Ozumbe said at the presentation ceremony held at the school that this is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme for 2013. Ericsson has an annual programme of assisting the community in its development efforts, with emphasis to marginalised rural areas.
Mr Ozumbi noted that since the company specializes in providing communications technology and services, its priority has been in assisting the community in this sector, guided by the belief that improving communications is a catalyst of development in other sectors, whose impact is likely to lead to improved lives of the people.
“Better communication facilities promote dissemination of information and make people aware of what is happening in their environment and beyond. “As for students, modern communication facilities help them to make use of the internet based communication outlets and get some vital information needed in their studies,” Mr Ozumbi noted.
The Headmaster of KADEA secondary school, Mr Salim Mbazile, thanked Ericsson for donating the computers to the school and assured the company that they will be used effectively to ensure the students gain competence in the use of the technology.