Written by: Paul Withers
Posted on: 31 March 2015. Tags: Exertis, Mobile News, Simon Barnard, TechAid 2015
Students in Ghana to benefit from eight Dell tablets following a £50,000 donation made to assist in the building of a new school in the country
Exertis is donating eight Dell Venue 11 7130 tablets configured with Windows 8.1 to the TechAid programme in Ghana.
The programme set up with the aim of raising £120,000 before the end of last year to build a Centre of Excellence Kindergarten at the OLA Teacher Training College in the country.
Working in conjunction with Sabre Trust, an educational charity working in rural Ghana, Exertis said it had taken the lead in the campaign to encourage the whole channel community – from vendors, resellers and distributors alike – to raise funds to build a school for poor and marginalised children, also donating IT equipment.
To assist in the school’s build, Exertis announced in December it was making a £50,000 donation to the charity. It said work on the OLA Kindergarten is progressing well, with the foundation and floors for all three classrooms complete. The school is due for completion in September 2015.
The distributor said the tablets were deemed suitable for the project because they enable users to switch easily between desktop, laptop and tablet modes for a more flexible and versatile tablet experience.
Exertis general manager, computing division Simon Barnard (pictured) said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to TechAid and the worthwhile initiative it serves. The project has had several landmark moments since its start, and now as the project progresses every day gets more exciting.
“We hope this donation will further contribute to achieving the project’s long term goal; to give generations of children in Ghana an enriching and rewarding education to help carry them through life.”