Over 100 govt schools to have free, fast Internet
EMASWATI continue to work towards attaining the First World status, which is at par with developed nations as Phillip Kirsh, the son of multi-billionaire businessman and Chairman of the Kirsh Foundation Nathan Kirsh, said he is planning to install free fast internet to over 100 schools this year.
Kirsh revealed this last week Wednesday at Vulamasango High School, where he and a delegation of his family members and business partners were visiting projects funded by the family.
He said since his father is donating computers to over 100 schools in the country, he would follow suit and install internet in those school.
“The Kirsh Foundation has been responsible for the development of schools as we constantly supply schools with computers and other funds which they may need. This year I am personally planning to install free internet to the schools which we have donated computers in,” he said.
The son to the billionaire also mentioned that they (Kirsh Foundation) would make sure that the internet speed is fast. He said internet and computers are now part of technology, which needs to be incorporated in schools at lower grades.
Phillip highlighted that technology makes the learning environment more innovative.
He said due to development, more schools are switching to e-learning and they gain access to limited information, which may be necessary in their learning.
Multi-billionaire businessperson Nathan started a computer education trust, where they are installing computers to every school in the country.
The businessman said the motive behind this innovation is that of introducing free internet to pupils at a young age, so that they grow to understand the corporate world.
Kirsh also mentioned what he and his son are doing is of tremendous help to the people of Eswatini.
He said he is very satisfied with what he is doing as it helps people and he is to continue doing because he started his business career in Eswatini and he is a Swati.
On arrival at Vulamasango High School, the team was shown what they had already done as Phillip had already installed the fast working internet, which was tested in front of the delegation.
The school was the first to have free fast internet installed by and funded by Phillip Kirsh.
DISCUSSION: Phillip Kirsh (l) in a discussion with Vulamasango High School Principal Dan Mavuso while, a business partner looks on.
HOW IS THE CONNECTION? Phillip checking the internet speed installed by Wanderport Eswatini.