Caption: Students of Tau Primary School.
By ASHTOSH SINGH
?The Power to do more?
Vodafone Fiji staff have been visiting Western Division Schools to assist them in enhancing educational development in the schools through the 50/50 policy on mEducation with Vodafone Foundation.
Five schools have benefited through the policy where half of the costs of having netbooks are funded by the schools and the balance is covered by the Vodafone Foundation.
A team of Vodafone employees headed by the Regional Manager West, Antonio Kitione visited the schools in Sigatoka; Kavanagasau College, Mavua District, Tau Primary, Ratu Nemani Memorial and Nawai Secondary School to ?deliver and setup the Netbooks for the schools.
The schools received 10 Netbooks, a router each and internet connection for 1 year. The Foundation has contributed $11,997.50 in assisting the five schools through their mEducation Program.
Principal, Kavanagasau College, Mr. Navneet Mishra said that the ?school will definitely benefit from the technological devices provided by Vodafone.
The netbooks can be used by the students to do projects, research and learn computing skills?.?The other schools also shared the same gesture of appreciation and spoke highly of the Foundation and Vodafone Staff.
It is a very timely investment for the rural based students and will definitely help students in their academic work, added Mr Mishra. The schools acknowledged the initiatives put in by the Vodafone staffs to deliver and set-up the devices for the schools.
Mr. Kitione added that ?assisting the schools with netbooks and internet connection will enhance their learning skills and provide them a wider scope to do research.
It is Vodafone?s way of giving back to the people by initiating projects to benefit the communities across the nation.