MultiChoice Resource Centre makes a difference

Approximately 50% of secondary schools throughout the country has been equipped with the digital satellite equipment required to access the Dstv Education Bouquet through a MultiChoice initiative.
The initiative which is part of the company’s corporate social investment has seen the installation of 300 MultiChoice Resource Centres at selected schools since its launch in 2005. The investment per Resource Centre is estimated between N$8000 to N$10 000 depending on the installation costs including a flat screen television as well as the fully installed DStv system.
According to MultiChoice spokesperson, Claudia Blohm, the DStv Educational Bouquet allows learners in remote areas to experience sights and sounds from all around the world covering history, science, wildlife and new technology.
She said, the Bouquet is made available to participating schools free of charge, and comprises nine premium educational channels: The History Channel, Mindset Learn Channel, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BBC World, BBC Knowledge, and NBC.
“The Educational Bouquet diversifies the approach to teaching in a positive manner, moving towards Vision 2030 which is to introduce technology in the class room. We believe education is critical for development and through this project we show our long-term commitment to Namibia and the investment in its future,” said Blohm.