iSchool Zambia has partnered with Zayo Hub on a project that aims to achieve transformational change in remote rural areas in Zambia, this will include:
- Provision of solar power, telecom and internet connectivity, and digital content for schools, health and community interest;
- Outreach to support the uptake of new opportunities, focusing on entrepreneurship, primary education, rural livelihoods and women’s inclusion
iSchool Zambia will be providing curriculum-aligned teaching and learning resources, assessment tools and hardware, as well as continued training and mentoring for teachers through the Mwabu Academy.
Mwabu Academy’s training courses and on-going mentoring support build teachers’ capacity to use the innovative teaching methods, and enable all learners, even those in large classes, to progress through being actively engaged and focused.
Davison Kapakyulu, iSchool Zambia, Country Manager. “The future of Africa needs the talent of its young people. African economies are modernizing and growing rapidly but many communities are still unable to access quality education and remain cut off from the benefits of growth, wasting human capital and undermining national development. iSchool seeks to change this, creating rapid improvements in education standards by bringing highly effective e-learning resources into communities and classrooms.”
“The Zayo Hub Project is an opportunity for iSchool Zambia to show how EdTech (digital education) plays a pivotal role in community-based projects. Our unique focus is on improving teaching and learning by delivering high quality and contextually relevant eLearning. This is further enhanced by our world class professional development and assessment to enable us to work closely with local officials to track attainment and curriculum coverage”, Says Justin Reilly, CEO, Mwabu Group.
The Zayo Hub project is expected to have significant social and economical impact, benefitting children, adolescents, women and men. Project impact is expected to contribute to the achievement of nine sustainable development goals, which are:
- End Poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Food security, nutrition, & Sustainable agriculture
- Healthy lives & well-being for all
- Inclusive quality education for all
- Gender equality & empowerment
- Affordable, reliable, sustainable & Modern energy for all
- Inclusive & sustainable economic growth
- Resilient infrastructure, & innovation
- Combat climate change & its impacts
The combination of training, education content and support services, power and connectivity will create a value chain sufficient to support local delivery in the beginning and overall costs of delivery in the longer term.
Rural Communities in Zambia and elsewhere greatly welcome Mobile phone coverage. The positive effects of providing access to telecommunications have been well documented for some time. The Zayo Hub project aims to build out from this, providing access to a broader range of related and supported services, and through this supporting improved social and economical development outcome in impoverished communities.
Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intercepts four trucks carrying assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says the authority has seized 7, 030 x 50 Kg bags of maize, and 3,645 x 25 Kg of mealie meal which was smuggled in Chingola, Chipata, Chirundu, and Kasumbalesa.
And Sikalinda says the authority has also intercepted four (04) of assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million.
In a statement, Sikalinda said the consignments were declared at Chanida Border as cleaning materials by using an additional procedure code for Chipata General Hospital in order to enjoy an exemption from taxes.
He said alert ZRA officers intercepted the consignments in Katete and inspected the trucks.
Sikalinda said during the inspection, officers found that the trucks were loaded with assorted body lotions contrary to what was declared as cleaning materials for the hospital.
“Investigations have revealed that this is a pure case of smuggling through False Declaration, False Representation, Misclassifications, Document falsification and abuse of a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) contrary to the customs and excise Act Cap 322 of the Laws of Zambia,” Sikalinda said.
Meanwhile, Sikalinda said ZRA has further seized 1044 x 50 Kgs of Maize Bran, and 261 x 20 litres of Cooking oil, and another 1,176 x 6 x 2 litres of cooking oil which was smuggled through various border points.
UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi appointed to the Board of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) for a period of three (3) years
HIGHER Education Minister Dr Brian Mushimba has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Tamala Kambikambi as Board member of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Management Board.
Dr Kambikambi will join a group of other distinguished and eminent Zambians to provide strategic direction to the qualifications authority as Board member.
In a letter of appointment, the minister stated that Dr Kambikambi will serve for a tenure period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Act number 201.
This is according to a statement issued by UNZA Acting Head of Public Relations Dr Brenda Bukowa.
Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards
THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.
Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”
The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .