Over 100 govt schools to have free, fast In­ter­net

Swazi Observer - - BUSINESS - By Mh­lengi Ma­gango

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.

Re­spon­si­ble

“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.

In­stalling

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.

Helps

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.

(Pics: Mh­lengi Magongo)

HOW IS THE CON­NEC­TION? Phillip check­ing the in­ter­net speed in­stalled by Wan­der­port Eswa­tini.

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