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Toolkit for students

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

VUCI Methodist School students and teachers were equipped with internet connections for learning and teaching.

Vodafone ATH Foundation gave the mEducation toolkit to the Nausori school last Monday to help empower teachers and students with access to more information using technology.

The mEducation sets comprise an internet accessing web-box, a computer screen, VGA converter, connectors and speakers.

School manager Sarojini Prasad said children would benefit from advanced mobile technology gift.

"We are extremely indebted to the Vodafone ATH Foundation for bringing the internet connectivity for our school.

"This is the era of new technologies and today's children are very smart and well versed with the technology advancements hence children's learning will be faster if they learn on something that is fun and interests them," Mrs Prasad said.

Foundation executive Ambalika Devi said teachers could download information, five times more data, and carry this package from one classroom to another and project information on the white board through multimedia projector for all children to see and hear.

The mEducation toolkit aims to benefit 580 schoolchildren and 18 teachers with internet connectivity at the school.

The toolkit is benefitting 22 schools and aims to benefit 100 schools by 2013.

It can be used to surf through the internet, broadcast You Tube learning videos, and Google tutorial searches for students to learn.

Vodafone manager Shiu Nandan said he would continue to engage with school projects like this, connecting children to garden projects, school upgrading projects and health and wellness of staff and children come 2013.

Mr Nandan said there were plans to provide primary school curriculum tutorial sites, which would be made available next year.

He said the intention of mobile learning aid was to make education and learning accessible to all in primary schools.


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