The Sesigo project has installed computers and Internet for free use by the public in Botswana National Library Service (BNLS) venues (public libraries).
Speaking to The Voice, the project coordinator, Dr Sebusang Sebusang noted that they have so far covered 72 libraries and their target is to cover 78 before year 2014.
He said their objective is to enable public access to computers and Internet in public libraries and ensure they are used by Batswana.
He said: “I must say the project is doing very well and Batswana have embraced it. We really want all Batswana, more especially those in remote areas to have access to internet and get in touch with the world at large.”
He added that they are currently facing challenges of internet connections which he said they were looking forward to solving in the near future before handing over the computers to left out libraries.
The project is also looking forward to empower library staff to be effective library champions and information workers in the communities they serve.
“We want to live one the vision 2016 Pillars of an educated nation by the year 2014 and that’s why we want to have installed computers with internet in all public libraries by then. The other goal is to position libraries as agents of change for individuals and communities they serve and to satisfy Batswana’s information needs and ensure useful information is available to improve their quality of life in areas such as health, agriculture, education and e-government.”