Since Internet is now proving to be the most powerful information tool on Earth, Outernet is drumming up support to raise funds for Mua School for Deaf Children in the Central District of Dedza to have free access to digital library
Mua is the only institution in the central region that accommodates students with hearing and speaking impairments from a total of 12 districts, nine at the centre and three in the southern region thus Machinga, Balaka and Mangochi.
Mua in conjunction with Source IT Solutions in association with Keepod Unite secured a donation for the School. The donation includes Keepod devices for the children and teachers.
According to information sourced by FaceofMalawi, the whole project will cost $194 which is equivalent to MK106, 700.
Out of this amount, $89 (MK48, 950) will be used for the purchase of one Outernet Lighthouse and installation and the purchase of FTA dish, LNB, cable will cost $50 (MK27, 500).
While $50 (MK27,500) will be used for Shipping and clearing and once it is stalled no any other cost will be anchored since Outernet works like free decoders.
Meanwhile MUA is appearing to well-wishers across the country to support the project.
“The Mua Deaf School in Malawi desperately needs your help. It’s one of only four schools in the entire country that offers the hope of a viable future to deaf children. Without it, they would grow up unable to communicate and become marginalised by society,” reads in part the statement.
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