On 15th October 2012 the Ministry of Education officially launched the internet connectivity provided by TIGO Rwanda. A server was given to Kimisagara primary school in order to help both teachers and students make greater use of Internet.
Dr Mathias Harebamungu thanked TIGO for their support to Rwanda education and requested that their contribution reaches even countryside schools. Diego Camberos, chief executive officer of Tigo promised that it is a long term commitment and it is their social responsibility to get involved in capacity building in Rwanda. “We will continue as much we can,” he said.
In an interview with the press, Dr. Harebamungu said that the Ministry of Education has already delivered 50 servers in schools with laptops (OLPC program) and more are yet to be distributed. He stressed that so far 117,000 laptops for children have been distributed and that next year they are planning to reach a total of 210,000 laptops in schools with electricity.