When we were asked by NASAD to bring a laptop over from the UK to the Natemwa Learning Centre, we knew it would be a ground-breaking moment. Until this time, there has not been electricity at the village, making electrical equipment redundant. But with an outfit of solar power on the horizon, this school is now starting its first digital programme; a great gift to the staff, shown wonderfully here on the face of Head-teacher Kwabe. BTF funded and installed the Office software and virus protection suite.
While IT is a subject of the Zambian curriculum, due to lack of electricity many rural schools can teach it only in theory. BTF will be assisting Natemwa to work towards a computer lab capable of practical IT tuition.