Eighteen-year-old Canadian girl, Sophie Roux, has donated a computer lab which is a component of a Bloom Box that has a solar powered system with a backup of lithium batteries. This Bloom Box comprises of chairs, tables, teaching board, 21 laptop computers and more accessories such as printers, projector, backup generator, etcetera.
Soffie donated the Bloom Box in the light of her vision which is to create a number of conducive learning environments in the best interest of quality education.
Speaking during the Bloom Box handover ceremony, Enock Chumachao, who is the director of education, youth and sports for Mulanje District council said he believes the facility will help learners to broaden their knowledge in the context of computer-based technology.
“I believe that this computer technology will help learners from rural communities to have access to computer technology at grass roots stage. The fact that the Bloom Box has a system of books will also help learners to be exposed to various knowledges which might open room for them to make it into university corridors,” said Chumachao.
In an acceptance speech, Othakarhaka Charity Foundation Executive Director Ida Puliwa Mwango, expressed her innermost gratitude for the kind gesture by Soffie as she believes that the Bloom Box will help more learners from Chambe community to make it into different public universities.
“I hope to see many learners from Chambe community and other schools that are in close proximity to chamber, making it to university with the aid of this Bloom Box. I can only encourage learners to make full use of this facility and reap good results in the end,” said Mwango.
The Bloom Box is aligning well with the strategic goals for our nation where access to knowledge through the use of technology is a pillar in almost all the main objectives of Malawi’s 2036 agenda for the developed Malawi.