As one way of providing free access to the DStv education content, MultiChoice Malawi yesterday equipped Stella Maris Girls Secondary School in Blantyre with a 32 inch HD Television set, mounting bracket and an Explora High Definition satellite decoder among others.
MultiChoice Malawi’s Noel Mwenefumbo said the package was given to the school as a corporate social investment programme.
He said that MultiChoice as a company that deals with modern technology, has always taken pride in recognising the success of a rich human resource base in its success hence the launch of the MultiChoice Resource Centre (MRC) Programme.
“This was launched in Nigeria in 2004 and over the last eight years, the programme has grown substantially with more than 1,000 MRCs being established across the 27 countries and Malawi is one of them,” said Mwenefumbo.
He said that MRCs programme play an important role in providing access to information to mainly rural schools bridging the digital gap.
According to him the MRC programme in the country covers a total of 42 schools spread throughout the country and that the first schools were rolled out in 2007 and that this has been accomplished through a partnership with Ministry of Education.
“MultiChoice Resource Centres are provided with free access to the DStv Education bouquet offering. The purpose of this bouquet is to provide education material and resources for teachers to use in teaching students,” said Mwenefumbo.
Comprising six premium channels, the bouquet combines the sound and imaginary of television in a powerful education media.
Some of the channels that students access include Mindset Learn, Discovery, National Geographic, BBC World , History and Animal Planet.
Stella Maris Deputy Headteacher Louis Zulu hailed MultiChoice for the package saying it will change the life of students in terms of results.
“We expect to have extra lessons through this package and we thank MultiChoice for considering us on this programme and we will take care of the equipment,” said Zulu.
Head girl Catherine Bato also hailed MultiChoice saying through the package they will be able to learn easily.
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