Tablets, Wi-Fi to bridge the digital divide

From left -Ministry of Education Senior Education Officer Atendra Kumar, Philanthropy Pacific Executive Neil Maharaj, Talaiya Muslim Primary Head Teacher Hafiz Khan with school students. Picture: SUPPLIED

SIX Samsung Tablets and one pocket Wi-Fi was been donated to Talaiya Muslim Primary School in Ba by Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation to bridge the digital divide in rural areas.

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Trustee Mr Rajnesh Prasad stated that the school had applied for assistance with technological devices and internet data.

The devices donated are worth over $2,500 with free Wi-Fi connection for a year.

“Technological development globally and in the country is happening at a rapid pace and being one of the biggest players in the ICT industry it is our social responsibility that we ensure no one is left behind as far as access to technology is concerned,” said Mr Prasad.

Talaiya Muslim Primary School head teacher, Mr Hafiz Khan said that he was grateful for the assistance which was timely and much needed especially as the students came from rural areas.

“We realised that the students were excited when we used technology and educational videos for learning purposes but one of the challenges was to get high speed internet that would work better for us but we are overwhelmed that the devices also provide free 4G Wi-Fi connection for a year,” said Mr Khan.

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