Sense International Uganda and MTN Uganda Unveil Shs200 Million ICT Hub for Visually Impaired Students

KABALE –Sense International Uganda in partnership with MTN Uganda has today commissioned an ICT HUB at Hornby High School Junior to support the visually impaired and deaf pupils worth Shs200 million.

The Very Rev Can Obed Turihohabwe, the St. Peter’s Cathedral Rugarama Dean who represented the Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna as Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, applauded the two organizations for committing to support Hornby High School Junior physically impaired learners like the deaf and the blind access modern technology, an initiative he said will simplify the work of both the pupils and their teachers.

Can Turihohabwe called upon other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to always give back to society through service delivery*.Edward Otim the Country Director for Sense International Uganda stated that their major focus is enabling the inclusivity of disabled learners with digital computer literacy trends while Fazil Damulira, the MTN Uganda Regional Business Manager, revealed that the initiative aligns with the company’s 2025 strategy of access to technology by every Ugandan.

The Hornby High School Junior head teacher, Geoffrey Beinomugisha, announced plans to commence computer lessons for the Upper Primary classes, while extending computer literacy training to the visually impaired learners, so that they acquire essential digital skills before transitioning to secondary education. The ICT Hub has been equipped with a projector, HD scanner, WIFI and 10 computers, 5 of them with specialized software.