Mascom wireless have ensured that youth in the rural areas are not left out in the information technology.
The mobile network company has spent P7 million to encourage youth to get involved in small medium enterprise that deal with communication through Kitsong Centers.This was said by the company’s communications and public relations officer Barbara Tshipana during the launch of Moreomabele Kitsong Centre which was held last week Wednesday.
Tshipana said that after the success of Nteletsa 2 Area 4 project which they did with partnership with the government they increased the number of the centers with ten more in 2011,“In 2012 we also launched another ten Kitsong centers and this is on top of 41 centers with we did with the government. This brought the number of centers to 61”
Mascom PRO said that as a communications company they acknowledge the importance of technology as an important tool that can bridge the rural digital divide. She said that as Mascom they try their level best to bring internet connections to rural places “so as to connect they might connect with friends and family to get services”
Tshipana urged the parents and village elders to encourage the youth to get involved in information technology so that they might not be left behind in digital technology,
“I want you to be role models to the youth of Moreomabele, please encourage them to take advantages of these kinds of opportunities and others that the government of Botswana is offering them. Technology is an important tool that can bridge the rural digital divide”
During the event Mascom also donated Moreomabele primary school computer, printer and photocopier while the customary court was offered the same except for the photo copier.