Global technology company, Epson has set up a school donation programme that will see schools in Africa receive printers, projectors, and visualizers. The company has set out on this journey in partnership with network provider, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
This programme is part of an initiative by Epson to give over 800 EcoTank printers and hundreds of bundles of interactive classroom kits to schools and hospitals across eight countries in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA).
In the partnership, Liquid Intelligent Technologies will provide last mile support that will see schools receive equipment estimated at a cost of a little over $30,000. Furthermore, Liquid has already been working on a programme with UNICEF to connect schools to the internet across Kenya.
“This initiative and the role technology plays in making educational materials more accessible to all, have an enormous impact. Epson is dedicated to nurturing future talent and ensuring that quality education reaches children, regardless of their geographical or socio-economic background. The EcoTank printers, in addition to being energy-efficient, the EcoTanks come with enough ink to last up to three years. This not only makes them a long-lasting, sustainable solution for schools.”, Says Epson’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, Mukesh Bector.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies’ Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Ben Roberts noted that this partnership represents a significant step in enhancing educational opportunities through technology.
“Through this collaboration, the schools are benefiting from the connectivity provided by Liquid, and the additional ICT tools such as printers, projectors and visualisers, are enhancing the impact of the near infinite access to information and resources that being connected delivers. Our last mile distribution of internet, connecting communities of ICT teachers, will complement our partnership with Epson in the last mile distribution and support of printers”, says Roberts.