Published On: Tue, Oct 16th, 2018

SAA’s Mandela inspired gift to Zambia technology education

Computer laboratory at Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone. Photo, CAJ News Zambia Bureau

Computer laboratory at Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone. Photo, CAJ News Zambia Bureau

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Livingstone, Zambia
LIVINGSTONE – INSPIRED by the ideals of the late anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, the South African Airways (SAA) has committed to the upliftment of education in Zambia.

The company has donated 15 computers to a school in the country.

More than 1 200 learners ranging between grades 1 and 12 at the Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone will benefit from the donation.

The computer laboratory was presented fully equipped with computers, modems, an internet connection, as well as training for the teachers on duty at the laboratory, following a partnership between the SAA and Bombardier, a multinational aerospace and transportation company.

“Nelson Mandela once said that ‘education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world’,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA Spokesperson.

He said in carrying Madiba’s legacy in this, the centenary year honouring his life, SAA was fostering and encouraging education and knowledge through technology.

“Donating a computer lab to the school was the best choice for knowledge and skills transfer,” said the SA spokesperson.

The initiative formed part of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA) 48th Annual General Assembly, which focuses on customer service.

The just-concluded assembly in Livingstone attracted around 300 delegates and comprised leading airline industry executives and government policy makers from Southern Africa’s airlines, airports, air navigation services, regulatory bodies, as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, ground handling service providers and associated businesses.

SAA has been flying the Livingstone route since 2005.

It was the host airline of this year’s AASA General Assembly.

– CAJ News


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