KABALE – MTN Uganda under the MTN Foundation’s Digital Access Program in Collaboration with Sense International Uganda on Thursday donated a fully furnished digital resource center worth Ugx 200 Million at Hornby High School Junior in Kabale Municipality, to enroll Visually Impaired disabled learners in the digital computer literacy trends.
Speaking at the handover of a resource center at the school Premises in northern division of Kabale Municipality, the MTN Western Regional Business Manager Mr Fazil Damulira, said the facility came with 10 computers, loupe magnifying glasses, sound amplifiers, jaws, DBT and Fusion software, a projector, printer, scanners, power backup, and a one-year free internet connectivity.
Damulira expressed the company’s commitment to supporting the government in achieving National Development 3, Digital Uganda Vision 2040, and Uganda Vision 2040, all centered on leveraging information and communication technologies for growth and development. Other Beneficiary institutions include, Salama School for blind in Mukono, Masaka School for the deaf, Ngora School for deaf in Ngora District and Gulu High school in Gulu District.
The Country Director of Sense International Uganda, Edward Otim said, the technologies will the save schools from investing in braille papers for deaf which are more expensive.
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The Head Teacher of Hornby High School Junior, Geoffrey Beinomugisha said the computer literacy training will be extended to visually impaired learners, ensuring they acquire essential digital skills before transitioning to secondary education.
Mr Beinomugisha reiterated the school plans to commence computer lessons for higher classes, specifically targeting primary Five, Six and Seven.
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The Dean of St. Peter’s Cathedral – Rugarama, the Very Reverend Canon. Obed Turihohamwe while acknowledging MTN Uganda for its commitment to giving back to its customers asked other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to actively engage with and give back to the communities where they operate.
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Hornby High School Junior was founded in 1923 by the late Miss Constance Hornby and has 28 visually impaired learners.
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