In a strategic move to become a digitally smart community that delivers a decent living and respectable future to its people, irrespective of their social status, Aguleri Community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State has received a digital literacy centre donated by the illustrious sons and daughters of the land in collaboration with corporate entities.
The Community through Aguleri World Forum AWF (a network of Aguleri indigenes across the world) are major donors through her members to ensure the development of her youth to become digitally enabled, while MOrek STEM Network will operate the center for capacity and quality assurance.
The project facilitated by the Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Information Communication Technology (ICT), Mr. Michael Orekyeh, borrows a leaf from the National Information Technology (NIT) Policy seeks to make the community dwellers, especially the youths, become IT complaint and ‘netizens’ in the information society by using IT as the engine for sustainable development and global competitiveness.
TechEconomy.ng can report that the 20-seat Computer Based Learning (CBL) center has been equipped with software and content to enhance the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning abilities for students from Primary 3 upward through JS1-SS3 (Secondary).
Speaking to TechEconomy.ng correspondent, Orekyeh said that the project commissioned on Monday 5th April, 2021 involved multiple donations and “it is a landmark in Aguleri”.
“It was made possible by donations from members of Aguleri World Forum (AWF) and corporate donors like GVE Projects, CGC Nigeria, IHS Towers and Biosec Solutions.
“It is a 20 seat Computer Based Learning (CBL) center with software and content to enhance the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning abilities for students from Primary 3 upward through JS1-SS3 (Secondary) for students in the Aguleri and nearby towns in partnership with the School System in Anambra State.
It can serve youths in Aguleri and neighbouring towns and like Nsuge, Igbariam, Umueri, Nando, Nteje, Nkwele-Ezunaka , Omor, Anaku etc.
“It is a model and platform for running CBL is a semi-urban or rural Community for the neighbouring communities with Aguleri as the epicenter.
“It is exposing them to the Digital Economy and with the support of Anambra State Information and Communications Technology Agency (ANSICTA) it will help Government bring Digital Literacy to those communities.
“It runs the award winning Kolibri Suite of channels which help students across the world learn better and at their pace.
“We will in due course run programs to bring IT operation Coding skills to our youths ,graduates and adults to properly equip them for the emerging Digital Economy and technologies.
“It is our way of giving back to the community and ensuring our youth and students have a platform to properly equip them for STEM learning and the Digital Economy, which is made more evident since the Covid-19 pandemic.
He thanked Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra for the opportunity to serve as a Special Assistant on ICT.
“I thank a great friend Folorunso Aliu FLS, for the idea and concept and Arc Eugene Agbeyegbe (for the concept drawings of the center) to put this Center together. With software and content such as the Kolibri suite from USA.
“It has been a great day of giving back to the community with help from so many Donors”.