Postal Telecommunication Regulatory Authority ( POTRAZ) has given a shot in the arm for Mashonaland East based Gosha Secondary School with computers, stationeries as well as artificial limp to one of the students.
POTRAZ handed over an artificial limb, school fees and groceries to Vellah Misodzi who had to be amputated after an electrocution accident. The school also received computers, ICT equipment and internet connectivity
Vellah lost an arm and a leg after accidentally stepping on a live electric cable. She wrote her grade 7 exams in hospital and spent 4 years at home. She did all that was in her power to attend school.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, POTRAZ Director General Dr Gift Machengete said they aim to promote the use of ICTs in schools through the e-learning program which is their mandate.
“Vella was electrocuted in 2015 when she was in grade 7 and had to have her leg and hand amputated as a result of the accident.
“We engaged specialists to assess her needs to that she may return to school and arrangements were made for an artificial limb to be made for her. The Authority proceeded to pay her school fees for one year and also bought her uniforms to ensure she returns to school once her limb was supplied.”said Machengete
“The Authority, under its e-learning program has already donated ten (10) computers to this school but what was proving to be a challenge is Internet connectivity, which we have now provided for.
“In addition, the Authority will today hand over a multi – purpose printer to the school as a well as a desktop computer for use by Administration staff. Twenty – five (25) branded book cases will also be donated to the school for use by students to carry their books to school.”
POTRAZ has went on to donate the artificial limp to a Gosha Secondary School student, Vella Misodzi who was lost her leg when she was electrocuted in 2015.
Dr Machengete further promised to to install the internet connectivity at the school as it aims to cover the digital gap between rural and urban schools.
Recently, POTRAZ has built a containerised village Information centre in Nyachuru, Mashonaland Central as it aims to digitalise the country.