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Zimplats brings hitech learning to mhondoro ngezi schools

  • JIT-TV 

Conrad Mupesa Mashonaland West Bureau

THE days for imagining and dreaming about information and communication technology and the internet for marginalised schools in Mhondoro-Ngezi district are over as platinum giant Zimplats continues to support the local community.

Zimplats, which has set a target of upgrading schools in the district through education, skills and infrastructure development over the next five years, is also expected to promote science, technology engineering, maths and computer science subjects.

The mine constructed computer labs at Chingondo and Tangwena schools in the district that are fully-equipped with computers, printers and furniture.

Zimplats also installed 10 kilowatts solar power systems at both schools to provide uninterrupted power supply, while internet service has been guaranteed to both learners and staff.
Speaking after handover and commissioning of ICT projects spearheaded by the mine at schools, pupils and teaching staffs lauded the gesture.

Johanna Sithole, a student at Chingondo said she had no access to even a smartphone, but with the opening of the lab she expected to improve her ICT knowledge.
“My uncle has a simple phone and I have been failing to access online learning,” she said. “The computers are going to improve our education.”

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