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Illovo donates server to Salima Technical College

Zigona (L) shake hands with Kawelama (R) after receiving the donation

By Lovemore Khomo

Illovo Malawi Plc has on Tuesday donated Information Communication Technology – ICT server to Salima Technical College to help student’s access to internet when pursuing their education.

According to Illovo Communications and Stakeholder Relations Officer Olive Kawelama, the server was bought in 2014 worth at least 900 000 rands equivalent to K54 million, in today’s exchange rates.

Kawelama explained that the server will help restoration of the college’s data systems, and bring opportunities for the students to access new innovative machines in terms of internet.

Kawelama said, “We believe in assisting communities close to where we operate and as a business we are very big on improving science, technology, engineering and maths, so Salima Technical College falls into this field and close to our operations in Nkhotakota.”

She explained that Illovo has been working with the college for sometime on various areas as it also provide trainings to some of its employees.

In his remarks, Principal for Salima Technical College Benson Zigona expressed gratitude over receiving the donation, saying server will help in training ICT students and manage data used for institutional administration.

“It will also help in research and innovations,” said Zigona adding that they have been facing challenges where student waited for long time until time for apprenticeship to be exposed to these technologies.

Martin Nyakhuwa, Student Union President thanked Illovo for the timely donation and will help them in their ICT studies.