DIAMOND TRADING COMPANY BOTSWANA SPONSORS THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WITH SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EQUIPMENT
On Thursday 23rd March, DTC Botswana announced the sponsorship of STEM equipment to The Ministry of Education and Skills Development valued at over P1 million (one million pula at Tashata Junior Secondary School in Tati Siding. The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Skills Development, Honourable Douglas Letsholathebe as well as other senior Government officials.
Amongst the donated equipment, there were; smart boards, robotics kits, laptops, tablets and drones, which will be distributed amongst seven (7) secondary schools nationwide.
One of DTC Botswana’s main strategic priorities is to support local communities and create shared value, by elevating communities whilst promoting technology and innovation from grassroots, which is in line with the aim of this donation. It will also assist in capacitating teachers and learners on STEM focused skills through encouraging hands-on learning whilst promoting 21st-century skills like creativity, inquiry, and collaboration.
“We found it important to distribute our donation to schools in different regions, as a way of ensuring students from across all four corners of Botswana are availed the best tools for their studies, which contributes to equitable distribution of resources and thus, closing the gap between rural and urban areas. It is my hope that this equipment will be harnessed for optimum benefit, and that with time, we shall see an improvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects,” said Mr. Sedireng Serumola, the Managing Director of DTC Botswana when handing over the equipment to the Minister of Education and Skills Development, Honourable Douglas Letsholathebe.