RSCE Donates Laptops to Schools and Uganda Police

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30 Apr 2024

RSCE Donates Laptops to Schools and Uganda Police

Mark Kaheru

The Regional Service Centre Entebbe has donated 100 laptops and one printer to schools in Wakiso, Uganda and to the Uganda Police.

In March 2024, at the Women’s Day celebration, The Director RSCE, Mr. Paulin Djomo reiterated his pledge already communicated to the Ministry of Foreign affairs to donate laptops to some schools in Entebbe and with the advice from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, a total of 9 schools were selected to receive this donation.

“In March when we invited some of your students to the RSCE for mentorship from our female leaders, we were very impressed by their eloquence and their intelligence and so we decided to enhance their potential by equipping them with tools and technology that can expand their horizons for the future.” Said Mr. Djomo

The schools that each received 10 laptops are Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary School, Mende Kalema Memorial SS, Kings College Budo, Bussi Seed SS, Mary Reparatrix SS, Victoria High School, Airforce SS, Entebbe Parents School, and Entebbe SS.

The RSCE also donated 5 laptops to Entebbe Police Station and another 5 and 1 printer to Aviation Police.

“Our donations today create a virtuous cycle. Safety for one becomes knowledge for another. It is a win for all of us. As we celebrate today, let us remember: The United Nations Regional Service Centre is not just donating computers, we are investing in hope, resilience, and progress.” Said Ms. Nalini Contreras, Deputy Director RSCE

Mr. Abdu Musitwa, Headteacher from Mende Kalema Memorial SS, was very grateful for the timely donation and testified on the impact the computers will have on his school and the learners.

“I have a population of one thousand learners and only seven computers, so the lower classes have usually been left behind when it comes to computer lessons. With the ten we have received today; we can now include them all and have them keep up with the rest of the schools.” he said.

In his remarks, the DPC, Entebbe Police, SSP Kenneth Muheirwe, thanked the RSCE for the donations and pledged to continue to work in tandem with the Centre in ensuring security in Entebbe.

Mr. Djomo reiterated the RSCE commitment to giving back to the community in which the Centre operates and emphasized that the donation would go a long way in unlocking the potential of learners to access information they need and aid the Uganda Police in their digitization and data goals.