Apple is teaming-up with the government of Zimbabwe to distribute solar-powered iPads to rural schools around the country.
Zimbabwean minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart announced the news after meeting with Apple employees in Paris. In his Facebook post, Coltart noted that he had a “great meeting with Apple” and unveiled a new “School Box” using which Zimbabwe will be able to “bring computerized teaching aids to the poorest schools.”
He went on saying how excited he is to use the modern technology to advance education in the most remote schools, adding: “if we can get it to work in Zimbabwe I am sure it will spread to poor schools throughout Africa – and beyond.”
Most rural schools in Zimbabwe lack even basic infrastructure and a “School Box” like this could certainly help educate children.
Love the idea and I’m hoping that other tablet makers are reading this and preparing their own solutions for rural schools in developing nations all around the world…