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Airtel, British Council launch digital hub at Chilanga School

Economy Airtel, British Council launch digital hub at Chilanga School

Airtel HQ in Lusaka
Airtel HQ in Lusaka

Airtel and the British Council have partnered to create 14 digital hubs in selected schools around Zambia in order to deliver telecommunications solution.

Airtel Managing Director Peter Correia says the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into basic education will change lives of the vulnerable people in local communities.

Mr. Correia said Airtel will therefore provide full internet accessibility not only to the two launched hubs but to all other hubs that are yet to be launched.

He was speaking during the official launch of the Chilanga primary school digital hub in Lusaka today.

He said the high speed broadband access provided by Airtel will guarantee teachers and pupils limitless educational opportunities.

Speaking at the same event, acting British High Commissioner to Zambia Sean Melbourne said the digital hub enables young learners to develop the skills which they need to become active global citizens and to improves the educational system worldwide.

Mr. Melbourne however said the hubs were not only for the benefit of the host schools but also for other surrounding schools.

Meanwhile, Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata commended Airtel and the British Council for the successful launch of the digital hub in his constituency.

Mr. Mukata, who is also the Deputy Minister of Justice, however said more has to be done about ICT education especially in rural areas.

He said government was engaging ZESCO to provide electricity in rural areas since facilities used in ICT are powered by electricity.

He has since urged the community in Chilanga to utilise the facilities responsibly and participate in all the programmes concerning the development in the area.

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