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Vodafone connects district

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

VODAFONE Amalgamated Telecom Holdings will work with district and provincial administration offices to connect and update rural communities' technological advances.

Naduri in the province of Macuata will be the first district in Fiji to partner Vodafone ATH to ensure secondary and primary schools are on par with technological advances.

Vodafone ATH executive Ambalika Kutty said the Meducaton program was an example of the various programs they would assist communities with and was aimed at updating rural schools with the latest technological study tools.

Mrs Kutty said they were working closely with the iTaukei Affairs Board in allowing them to be part of district and provincial meetings and to work actively with communities in districts and provinces.

"Through our Meducation program we will be giving out packs to schools and this will include touch screen portable tablets for educational purposes, VGA converters, web box, connectors and speakers," said Ms Kutty.

"In the same token we will be working closely with district and provincial administration offices to ensure that rural communities within their localities are connected to the internet and enjoy the opportunities available to them as they open up to the world.

"We will also be working with communities through our Mhealth program giving people a chance to improve their lifestyles through ideas that will be generated through the project."

Mrs Kutty said Vodafone ATH was concerned about promoting healthy living and that Mhealth would ensure rural communities were included in addressing issues such as NCDs.