Ngamo Primary School in Hwange, Zimbabwe, were the lucky recipients of ten One Laptop per Child (OLPC) computers.
These ‘One Laptop per Child’ were very generously donated by Wilderness Safaris guest and loyal CITW supporter, Candyce Stapen and Henny’s Kids, (www.hennyskids.org). This organisation was set up in 2014 in memory of Candyce’s mother, Henny (Henrietta), who was a dedicated primary school teacher in the United States and believed in the value of education, especially for young minds.
In addition to the computers, Henny’s Kids sponsored the training of teachers on the use of these laptops at both Ngamo Primary, and Twabuka Primary School in Zambia. Twabuka had received eleven computers from Candyce in 2014. OLPC’s mission is to empower the world’s poorest children through education. They aim to provide every child in the world access to new channels of learning, sharing and self-expression through the provision of a rugged, low cost, low-power, connected laptop with hardware, content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
Children In The Wilderness hopes to extend this project to other schools in the Zambezi Region.
“With these computers, we can only go from strength to strength in educating our students here at Ngamo Primary, as we now have access to digital technology, a first in this remote rural area” – Mr. Moyo, Headmaster Ngamo Primary School.