BSB donates computers to Mathangwane and Sebina Primary Schools

On Friday 20, July Botswana Savings Bank (BSB) donated eight computers to Mathangwane and Sebina Primary Schools, respectively. In a bid to further drive its Corporate Social Responsibility involvement, the bank saw it fit to support one of its key pillars and focus areas; educational upliftment.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, BSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nixon Marumoloa noted the importance of access to computers and computer literacy as a key catalyst to early childhood development. Mr Marumoloa said, “Through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, BSB chose to invest in this particular donation, as we recognized that Botswana needs collaborative efforts in promoting and supporting government’s drive for Information Communication Technology (ICT) development in our educational sector.”
The Bank executes its corporate social responsibility through identifying various projects, enriching and uplifting the lives of people in need across Botswana. Support is offered to promote education, sports, social and welfare development.
Mr. Marumoloa further recognized the Government’s commitment to the implementation of the National ICT Policy that will prepare the country for sustained growth in the digital age and serve as a key catalyst in achieving social, economic, political and cultural transformation.
“ BSB decided to assist two schools in the same region because as a bank , we believe in greater access, utilization and integration of ICT, as a means to improving teaching and learning, is a key strategy linked to improving learning outcomes and standard of living, “ noted Mr Marumoloa
In receiving the donations, the elated Mathangwane Primary School Head Mrs. Alice Connie Sitale said the equipment will go a long way in significantly improving and enhancing the students’ research -based learning capabilities and broadening their IT skills.
Mrs. Sitale further emphasized that the timing of the donation was apt, in that it will positively contribute to the schools Primary School Results ( PSLE) which had seen a progressive decline in the past years: In 2015, the school posted an impressive 81.4% , dropped to 81.3 % in 2016 before recording 69.9 percent last year.
Expressing her heartfelt gratitude to the BSB Board, Management and Staff, Mrs Sitale said, “Computers play an integral part in the improvement of academic results and execution of work by teachers.”
Meanwhile the Sebina Primary School Head, Mrs. Segametsi Dithologo could not hide her excitement and shared the same sentiments, saying a computer is a driving instrument necessary for the development of every nation. “We are so grateful for the gift of computers donated to our institution,” she said.
The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Honourable Fidelis Molao applauded BSB for the gesture. “Botswana needs collaborative efforts in promoting and supporting government’s drive for ICT development in the educational sector. In return the schools must reciprocate by producing excellent results,” encouraged Molao.