Mining firm donates 50 computers to needy school

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——A mining firm in Kalulushi has donated 50 computers and a printer to Twalubuka Secondary School in Chambishi at a cost of over US$50,000.

Orica Country Leader Anthony Mwila said the donation was in line with the corporate social responsibility that the company offers the community of Chambishi.

Mr. Mwila said this in Chambishi yesterday during the donation held at Twalubuka Secondary School.

He said the computers would help the pupils become computer literate in whatever they were doing.

Mr. Mwila recalled that 20 years ago owning a computer was a luxury in Zambia but that now it was a necessity as it was requirement in schools.
He said Orica was a global company which embraces community projects wherever it operates.

Speaking earlier, Kalulushi Member of Parliament (MP) Rayford Mbulu said government through the Ministry of Education had fully recognized the importance of being computer literate as the world had changed .

He said the people of Chambishi could not afford to remain behind, but move forward as government had introduced computer subjects to be compulsory in schools.

He urged other companies in the district to emulate Orica as good practices must be morally emulated.

In a Vote of Thanks, Twalubuka Pupil Annet Mwanza said the company added elegance to its computer laboratory.

Mwanza said the school previously did not have a computer laboratory and as such could not meet the newly introduced curriculum.

She said pupils would now find it easy to use computers and be able to undertake research thereby benefiting the community and the country at large.