BOPEU donates iPads, laptops

SHARE   |   Monday, 30 May 2016   |   By Phillimon Mmeso
Motsamai Motsamai

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) has donated 56 ipads to former students of Lotsane Senior Secondary School which performed well in the 2015 Botswana Government Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE). In an interview with this publication BOPEU President Andrew Motsamai said that this gesture is done as part of the adopt a school programme which they started in 2011. “We will also donate 56 laptops to the school as a way of facilitating smooth learning for students,” said Motsamai, adding that their efforts are starting to bear fruits as the school is now one of the top ten best performing schools in the country. Next week BOPEU will take teachers whose students performed well in the 2015 BGCSE examinations to Durban for a weeklong retreat to appreciate their efforts, revealed the BOPEU president. BOPEU which adopted the Palapye based senior secondary school in 2011 and is also sponsoring the students and teachers on a Global School Partnership programme with Charleston Academy School in Scotland, an initiative that promotes partnerships between schools in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. “We sponsor them with air tickets and accommodation to Scotland,” he said. The programme, run by British Council provides advice and guidance, professional development opportunities and grants to schools that are using school partnerships as a means for developing a global dimension within the curriculum. To ensure that the students are globally competitive Motsamai said that next year BOPEU will sponsor all the students with ipads and connect the school with Wi-Fi.