The Foundation has supported projects that promote education. Building on this commitment, education & social and professional integration through digital have become our priorities.
The programme aims to provide free educational content in digital format for primary school pupils. This content is stored on a memory card in a low-cost server (Raspberry PI) and can be accessed via a Wi-Fi connection and a browser. Each of the 5 participating schools received a digital kit comprising of 2 servers with pre- loaded content (Maths, Science, English, Literature, etc), 50 tablets, a video projector and an interactive whiteboard as well as headphones.
The Orange Foundation compiled content from copyright free text books and made it available on memory cards with support from the Ministry of Basic Education, and Orange Foundation in Paris. The digital kit will serve as a supplement to what is already being taught in the classroom, and will provide content such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, works of literature, video-based classes, revision sheets and maps. Orange Foundation has already provided content for upper primary levels, which has been used in the pilot phase of the programme.
This week the Orange foundation extended their digital schools programme to Tshokwe Primary school, marking it the 70th school to receive the Orange Digital school kit.
Education has been identified by Government as one of the key sectors which should play a pivotal role in the development of a modern, sustainable and knowledge-based economy that supports inclusiveness and diversity. Orange Botswana, as a citizen company, partnered with the Ministry of Education, to implement its transformation agenda for Education, known as ETSSP «
Education & Training Sector Strategic Plan.
Orange Foundation is committed to digital equality. We have invested in the digitalization of primary school learning material; which includes 2 raspberry server, 1 projector and projector screen, 1 laptop and 50 tablets loaded with relevant syllabus educational content.
The main objective is to improve access and quality of education in primary schools located in rural areas. This is an affirmation of our commitment as the Orange Foundation towards digital inclusion and educational enrichment for the youth of Botswana.