Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) donated Information Technology equipment worth 16m/- to Dar es Salaam’s Buguruni Primary School that caters for the deaf in a bid to advance education for the disabled around the country.
The project also focuses on connecting other 25 primary schools with internet services in collaboration with Avanti Communications Company. The government has through the fund begun its efforts to identify special needs primary schools nationwide in order to involve stakeholders and integrate them with internet services.
“We believe that the supplied ICT equipment together with internet connectivity will widen the pupils’ ability to catch up with their studies for the nation to register professionals for social economic development,” said UCSAF CEO, Engineer Peter Ulanga.
The government is also expected to assist in supplying solar panels due to the frequent power interruptions and provide training for teachers in order to increase on the few available.
Schools to benefit from the project include; Buguruni, Uhuru Mchanganyiko, Mbuyuni, Kisiwandui, Mpilipili Maalum, Manyoni, Patandi Practical school and Dumila.