South African Airways (SAA) has donated 15 computers to Shungu Namutitima Primary and Secondary School in Livingstone, Zambia yesterday. SAA partnered with Bombardier, a multinational aerospace and transportation company, to present the school with the much-needed computer laboratory.
The school in Zambia consists of 1222 learners all ranging between grades 1 and 12. The computer laboratory was presented fully equipped with computers, modems, an internet connection, as well as training for the teachers on duty at the laboratory.
“Nelson Mandela once said that ‘education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world’", said Tlali Tlali, SAA Spokesperson. "In carrying Madiba’s legacy in this, the centenary year honouring his life, we are fostering and encouraging education and knowledge through technology, and believe that donating a computer lab to the school was the best choice for knowledge and skills transfer.”
The initiative formed part of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA) 48th Annual General Assembly, which focusses on customer service.
The assembly, which takes place at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, also in Livingstone, Zambia, from 11 to 14 October, attracted around 300 delegates, and comprised leading airline industry executives and government policy makers from Southern Africa’s airlines, airports, air navigation services, regulatory bodies, as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, ground handling service providers, and associated businesses.
SAA has been flying the Livingstone, Zambia route since 2005, and was the host airline of this year’s AASA General Assembly.