In Sierra Leone, Africell Commences Free School Computer Trainings
Africell Lintel Limited Sierra Leone on Monday 10th June 2013 engaged pupils of the Saint Edwards Secondary, Collegiate Secondary, Government Secondary Technical, Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) and the Government Secondary Schools in Freetown, on training on the use of Information Technology (IT).
The company is with the firm conviction that the young people must be targeted on the use of IT and as a result, selected pupils in consultation with their teachers to utilize the service.
The company visited the various schools with its mobile computer training lab and trained the pupils on basic operation of computers and basic use of the internet including, yahoo, gmail, hotmail and facebook, among other services.
Africell's Head of Marketing, Nancy L. Joseph encouraged the pupils to be more attentive and benefit from the training.
She said currently, people are paying hundreds of thousands of leones to be educated on computer skills but that Africell is now offering free of charge training for the pupils in secondary schools.
She said further that phase one of the service, is currently ongoing in Freetown and that the second phase will soon be held for schools in the provinces.
Madam Joseph went on that there has been selected days set aside by Africell for each school in the Western Area to benefit from the training and further used the forum to encourage all pupils to make good use of the opportunity so that they can be acquainted with basic computer skills.
Africell's Managing Director, Shadi Gerjawi said computer literacy has become a significant factor in determining national competitiveness. He said it is in this vein that his company has set up this mobile lab to provide basic Computer and Social Media tuition for young people, primarily those in secondary schools.
The lab which is housed in a forty feet long vehicle has 14 computers with full internet connections and a flat screen TV to be used for delivery of the lectures to the pupils.