Huawei Technologies Botswana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) on Wednesday to facilitate and contribute to the digitalization of Botswana’s education.
Huawei Technologies Botswana donated 236,110 pula (about 20,872 U.S. dollars), 10 Huawei laptops, and two smartboards.
The collaboration also includes the training of teachers in information technology.
Speaking during the signing ceremony of the MoU in Gaborone, Li Fei, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa, said that education is one of their current priorities, and they want to assist in creating both a knowledge-based economy and the fourth Industrial Revolution.
The donation of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment would help them improve their digital operations, said Li.
The Minister of Basic Education, Fidelis Molao, who received the donations, expressed gratitude, saying that the pandemic has forced organizations to operate virtually and online and the ICT devices will assist in this regard.