Underprivileged Youth Get Computers to Enhance Skills


……as Sameer Agriculture seeks to develop the ICT sector in Uganda

Students from Mwereerwe Community Vocational Training Center in Matugga have today been handed  ten computers by Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd (SALL), one of the largest buyers of fresh milk in Uganda in a move aimed at developing the ICT sector.

Over 200 students who trained at the Community Center will now benefit from enhanced technology, access to internet and quick and easy processing of information and connectivity made possible by the additional computers.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, SALL’s Mr. Parikh said that the company has in the past given back to the society with an aim of promoting the wellbeing and livelihoods of communities in Uganda.

“Access to information is a major influence in the economic growth of a society. We acknowledge the challenges the youth face today in this area and we believe that with the new computers, the students here will increase their ICT knowledge while also connecting with other youths across the world,” added Mr. Parikh.

Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd donated the first set of eleven computers in 2008 and have now come back with more, an indication that the move made a tremendous change in the students’ computer skills and data management thus the additional machines to give more efficiency in doing their work.

Mr. Kalifani Kyasanku, The Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mwereerwe Community Vocational Training Center hailed the move by SALL terming it as a show of commitment to develop Uganda’s education and ICT sector which.

“Computers are both a window and a tool: a window out to the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all students at the center to learn and teach each other through independent interaction and exploration.”

SALL’s initiative to  continuously monitor quality, performance, innovate and effect improvements in the country has been extended to equipping young people with computer technology and shall continue in the future,” said Mr. Parikh.