Globecomm Partners with Tanzania Support Foundation to Bring Computers to a Rural African School

December 2014

Hauppauge, New York–  December 17, 2014 – Globecomm announced today that it has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to aid the mission of the Tanzanian Support Foundation to help small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water. A total of 14 computers, which were last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan, and associated equipment will reach the school in 2015.  The Foundation has also contracted with an organization called Viafrica to provide installation, maintenance and training for teachers and students.

The efforts of Globecomm and the Tanzania Suppport Foundation are matched by the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland (MLF), a secondary school in Almere, Netherlands. A workgroup of teachers and students from the school, calling itself “Project S,” has raised money and purchased teaching materials to improve education at the Selela school. A student group led by two teachers will travel to Selela in 2015 to give the Tanzanian students computer lessons and familarize them with the technology.

“Globecomm is lucky to have these enthusiastic and knowledgeable partners,” said Globecomm CEO Keith Hall. “Technology is our business and we are proud to donate the equipment to such a good cause. The Foundation and Project S will make sure that the gift of technology delivers on its potential.”
Globecomm was introduced to the Foundation by one of the company’s employees, system engineer Tristan Linnenbank, who is based at Globecomm Europe in the Netherlands.

“Our school is grateful for the donation of Globecomm,” said Kitty Kill, communications manager for the Montessori Lyceum Flevoland and a member of Project S. “With the donation of the computers and other devices, the students of our school will able to help the students in Selela get connected with the world. Together we have been able to make the students in this small African village more self-supportive. We teach our own students awareness and to take care of the environment. Using pre-used computers is an excellent form of recycling and sustainability.”
About Globecomm
Globecomm is a leading global communications provider serving government and commercial markets in over 80 countries. Globecomm employs engineering expertise in consulting services, system design and integration, maritime and mobile communications, media services, and mission critical networks, to provide its customers the optimal solution. Globecomm is dedicated to improving communications and leverages its world class, global network to offer end-to-end, managed service communication’s solutions worldwide.

Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. For more information, please visit www.globecomm.com.

Contact Information:
Daphne Boekee dboekee@globecomm-europe.com – +31(0)321-335100-131

About Tanzania Support Foundation
Tanzania Support Foundation supports people in Tanzania in the fields of education, health care, sanitation and clean water. The foundation has so far focused on the Selela village, located in the Rift Valley, near the Ngorongoro crater. Tanzania Support does not want to concentrate on short term aid, but rather to invest in long-term development. In consultation with the local population it has been determined which initiatives to develop, for which they are responsible themselves. Since its establishing in 2009 numerous results have been achieved. www.tanzaniasupport.org    

About Project S
To learn more about Project S and the Montessori Lyceum, visit their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLFvoorSelela

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