By Mhlomuli Ncube
An innovation hub has been established to benefit pupils at Hwange Main Camp Primary school, who are children of Zimparks staff, amid a giant step by the country to ensure everyone is part of the digital world.
The hub was established following a partnership between the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation and local organisations.
Partners to the project noted how the initiative will transform children’s lives.
“We began this idea in 2015. We sought to revolutionise the way children learn,” said Love 4 Africa CEO, Blessing Munyenyiwa.
Quenton Marty, president of Matter said: “We worked with the First Lady’s Angel of Hope Foundation to give these children a future.”
“Our interest is to see these children do great things here in Zimbabwe. They don’t need to go to America or some place. Let them do it right in their own country,” noted the Senior Director of Community Education Initiatives with JMAF, Saltmarsh David.
Government is determined to ensuring that no one and no place is left behind as the 4th industrial revolution unfolds in Zimbabwe.
Said Honourable Mangaliso Ndlovu, the Minister of Environment, Climate Tourism and Hospitality: “This is the time to make sure what we give to these young learners is in tandem with our national development aspirations.”
“For us here in Mat North, we are grateful to the 1st Lady and other partners, our children have got a chance to study techno-preneurship,” said Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Richard Moyo.
The Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere said: “As we move into the 4th Industrial Revolution, we are doing it on an understanding that ICT skills are critical.”
In the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, this new learning facility is an oasis of hope that by making use of the new technologies, these little ones will in the future become innovators.