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NZ Donates Computers To School

NZ Donates Computers To School
Shiri Guru Nanak Khalsa College principal (right) with New Zealand High Commission deputy head of mission Amanda Vercoe (second from right) with students and a teacher during the presentation of computers in Labasa yesterday. Photo: Shratika Naidu
March 03
12:50 2017

Sharing of computers will now be a thing of the past for students of Shiri Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Labasa.

This was after the New Zealand government donated 12 sets of new computers and other accessories, including a multi-function printer and 12 surge protectors – all worth $14,988.

New Zealand High Commission deputy head of mission, Amanda Vercoe said the donation would enable improved access to students for research and learning purpose.

This was Ms Vercoe’s first trip to Labasa.

“Computer education is as equally important as any other subject because this tool provides varied education opportunities,” she said.

“Computers enable children to have access to a world of knowledge and information that empowers and helps them to reach their full potential.

“Computers make learning more fun, interesting and easy to understand and it make our lives so much easier.

“With access to more computers in the lab, it will be a further academic help for students.”

College principal, Dhirendra Lal, said the school was grateful to the New Zealand government for their kind assistance.

“Now students do not have to worry about sharing computers or wait for few days for our second hand computers to be repaired,” Mr Lal said.

“This donation has surely made teachers’ work and students’ learning comfortable and efficient.”

The school has a roll of 657 students from Years 9 to 13.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra


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