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NGO promises more IT centres

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 21, 2014

ABOUT five more information technology centres worth about $34,000 will be opened in schools by Australian NGO Reach 4 Your Future Foundation.

The foundation has so far assisted about 20 schools in Fiji which president Ganesh Sen said was through the provision of about 7000 school chapter books and IT literacy programs.

"The 7000-book distribution was executed last week through our youth group's initiative led by five-year-old Jake Stewart," he said.

The Melbourne, Australia-based organisation has five more IT literacy centres earmarked for delivery by the end of 2014 to five schools in Fiji.

"These centres will be established in collaboration with school community and management committee," he said.

"These centres will serve as the IT literacy centres for the schools and community with provision of sustainable IT hardware, Microsoft-sponsored licensed software, Microsoft training programs and local IT technical support."

According to Mr Sen, the number of terminals in each IT centre would depend on the size of the school and student roll.

"The centres will range from 10-terminal systems to up to 40-terminal systems.

"We are planning to introduce via our IT centres, lifestyle programs including basic health and hygiene, diabetes prevention and management, financial literacy and sports science programs.

"We are also planning to install a 10-station terminal at Vatukoula Arya Samaj Primary School."

Two of the IT centres funded by the NGO were opened by the Attorney-General last Thursday.








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