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British Council opens digital hub in Choma

IN AN effort to facilitate sustainable on-line partnerships and international opportunities between Zambian and British scholars, the British Council has opened a K40, 000 digital hub at the Southern Province library in Choma district.
The digital hub, comprising 22 newly installed computers which are connected to the internet, is aimed at creating access to on-line resources and to facilitate cultural exchange between the two countries.
Speaking in Choma on Thursday during the launch of the digital hub, British Council country director Wayne Harper said the launch of the programme, the third in the province, is a testimony of the importance the council attaches to on-line school linking partnerships.
Mr Harper said over 5,000 schools and almost a million students are currently benefitting from the project.
“Connecting classrooms is a series of British Council school partnership programmes which have been running for years. Today, we are here to celebrate the launch of the Choma digital hub which will greatly facilitate exchanges between the UK and Zambians living in this community,” he said.
He said 13 digital hubs have so far been launched in Zambia and expressed confidence that the online project will be a catalyst for sustainable relationships between the two countries.
Earlier, provincial education officer Stephen Chishiko, who was flanked by Choma district education board secretary Mutinta Mubanga, said the launch of the digital hub is timely, especially that the world is a global village in internet age.

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