The way forward for African ICT to grow is when we support ourselves by making donations to areas where the resources are lacked. This is what MainOne has put in mine when it delivered units of computers to a secondary school in Lagos in a bid to help build its ICT base.
MainOne Cable Company which is a cable and communications company based in Africa and owned by an African board of directors have donated a lot of Information and Communication Technology tools and as well, study materials to the students over at the Herbert Macauley Girls Secondary School which is situated in Yaba of Lagos.
This donation is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which sees it impacting the public positively in any way it can. This CSR campaign has been dubbed the “MainOne Connect” and the students have just benefited from an arm of this social responsibility.
Amongst the ICT tools that were donated to the school includes desktop computers, Uninterrupted Power System (UPS) modules to keep them running for a while after power outages and as well, a free Internet connection with which to effectively take charge of these facilities. All these are in the school’s MainOne ICT lab which is also situated within the school.
To ensure that the students are more technologically inclined, MainOne would employ the help of its partners such as Co-Creation Hub and Andela to organize software tutorial sessions for these students.