Telecom Company, Zantel Tanzania has today adopted the classroom for the visually impaired and donated stationery worth 20 million to Kisiwandui Primary School in Ugunja.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Zantel Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Benoit Janin said supporting the students living with disability is part of Zantel’s commitment improving the quality of education offered in Zanzibar.
‘Our responsibility as members of the society is to give them the best support and get them ready for the journey ahead by treating them as if they were what they ought to be and helping them become what they are capable of becoming’ said Benoit.
The donated stationery comprises perking braille, embosser, A4 frame and braille papers are part of Zantel’s effort to address the needs of education and disability in Zanzibar.
‘We realized that we needed to help the students living with disability to get quality education and assist in developing their potential by purchasing and donating the stationery that they required’ said Mr Janin.
Also speaking at the event, School Headmaster, Ms Taifa Ahmed, thanked Zantel for their support to the school pointing out that the stationery will go a long way in making a difference to quality of education that the students were getting.
‘We are pleased to receive this donation as we will see these students rise up to the challenge and accomplish many wonderful things,’ insisted Ms. Taifa.
Ms. Taifa also noted that students living with disability are like any other students, and if well supported they can contribute more to the society.
The donation aims at improving education standards in local communities by ensuring that quality education is provided even for the students living with disability.