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Chinese Embassy donates to Tonota North

GABORONE - The Chinese Embassy has donated three computers to Tonota North constituency.

When receiving the computers, the area Member of Parliament, Mr Fidelis Molao expressed gratitude for the donation, saying such gesture was indication that the embassy cared about the welfare of Batswana students.

Mr Molao also said he was optimistic that by the end of the year, each of the 16 schools in his constituency will have a computer.

"I found it necessary to focus on education for rural students for them to have access to computer applications, inform themselves on what is happening around the world through the Internet as well as do some research," he said.

Mr Molao said computers will also aid teachers' on some of the duties such as setting examinations, research other computer orientated tasks.

"I am an educationist and I know the challenges faced by teachers and students. That is why I would like to close the gap between those who are computer literate and those who are not as we are moving towards an e- learning era., There is need to equip students with the tools at an early age," he said.

He said after securing computers for the schools, he would embark on a mission to furnish dikgotla in different villages.

For his part, deputy head of mission at the Chinese Embassy, Mr Gov Haodong, said the Chinese community was passionate about social responsibility programmes especially those meant to help unprivileged persons.

"We advance the idea of education improvement, thus we will continue to help in any way possible."

He said the three computers cost P6000 each.

He also said the Chinese community previously did volunteer work at SOS villages in Serowe and Tlokweng, adding the Chinese Women Association was organising a fundraising concert for SOS Tlokweng.

(22 August 2011, BOPA)

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