The Government of Slovakia has donated computers worth Sh4.2 million to support digital learning in Bunyala Sub County.
The more than 100 desktop computers were donated in the year 2020 and 2021 calendar years to seven selected schools within the Sub County.
Speaking during her inspection tour of the gadgets, the Slovakia Ambassador to Kenya, Katarina Zuffa Leligdonova, said that the computers were a donation from Slovak citizens.
“I am here for four years and we will be glad to help Kenya achieve its dream of going digital,” she said.
Foreign Affairs CAS, Ababu Namwamba, challenged local leaders to network and mobilize for more resources instead of fully relying on the National Government empowerment funds.
Namwamba stated the development of any locality cannot rely on a single source of funds hence the need to partner with other development partners.
“Through networking with the Embassy of Slovakia, we have managed to bring computers to seven schools,” he said.
He urged parents to support the programme adding that it will make the County become fully digitized.
“We are committed to digitizing all the learning institutions and we will do it because we have the networks,” he said, while urging residents to take good care of young girls and protect them from early pregnancies.
Busia County Director of Education, Thaddeus Awuor, said that the computers will help in supporting the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Awuor urged teachers to upload the CBC content on the gadgets so that they can easily be accessed by learners.
The schools which benefited include Mukunda, Busagwa, Budalangi, Port Mixed, Namenya girls, Rugunga and Bunyala Model.
By Salome Alwanda