Orange Botswana partners with Huawei to equip youth with digital skills

Orange Botswana and Huawei through the Orange Foundation, launched its 53 rd Digital
School Programme in Botswana, this was done through an official handover of digital
equipment worth P53,731.50 at Pandamatenga Primary school on the 21 st of October 2022.
 The Orange Digital Schools Programme aligned with the Orange Foundation bridges the
digital gap by providing children in remote areas with access to technology that will in turn,
provide better access to education.
Since its inception, the programme has seen 16,255 students benefiting from deployed
schools, with 102 teachers trained in using digital kits as a mode of teaching. This is a true
testament of how Orange Botswana, through the Orange Foundation, continues to bridge
the digital gap in remote areas in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda that recognises
the need to develop knowledgable societies where everyone has opportunities to learn and
engage with others, through access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
“We remain dedicated and determined to contribute to the transformation and shaping of
the youth’s digital future. The Youth who benefit from the Orange Digital Schools
Programme will be equipped with digital knowledge in the rapidly ever-changing digital
world. The programme aligns  with the Government’s strategy to empower and educate the
youth of the country by providing them with better access to technology through Education
& Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP),” said Orange Botswana, Director of Legal Affairs
and Corporate Affairs, Ms Lepata Mafa-Nthomola.  
 Orange Botswana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of
Basic Education and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in 2017, to
kickstart a pilot of the Digital Schools Programme in 2017 and the following year in 2018.
Pandamatenga Primary is the 53 rd school being engaged as part of the nationwide initiative.
“Orange Botswana firmly believes that everyone in the community deserves access to digital
technology in accordance with Botswana’s Vision 2036 pillar of Sustainable Economic
Development under the objective leveraging Information Communication and Technology
(ICT) as a key contributor to economic growth. We have made it possible to achieve digital
equality through the Digital Schools Programme by providing necessary gadgets and
coverage to communities in remote areas”. Concluded Mafa-Lephata
The Orange Digital Schools Programme is all about the utilisation and integration of ICTs in
learning, while addressing issues of digital inclusion and literacy. The Programme bridges
the digital gap by leveraging technology to improve access to education in primary schools
such as Pandamtenga.
Through the Kgotla Animation initiative, Orange Botswana also found it fit to thank
Batswana for loyalty and trusting the Orange brand by donating food hampers to the
community of Pandamatenga. Orange Botswana continue to provide quality products and
services for them, bringing them closer to what matters most. This initiative is a way of
bringing Orange products closer to its customers.

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