Airtel Rwanda and University of Rwanda have partnered to launch an innovation hub at the College of Arts in Huye district, commonly known as the Butare Campus. One of a kind facility equipped with all the equipment required by students to innovate, create and bring projects to life is set to boost sustainable innovation among university students.
The Airtel and University of Rwanda partnership aims to improve the quality of life of communities through their Corporate Social Responsibility work in education. Among other things the mission of the newly launched innovation hub is to promote, facilitate, and support the development of innovative ICT solutions by nurturing a vivid community of entrepreneurs and mentors in universities.
Speaking at the launch of the innovation hub, Airtel Managing Director Michael Adjei said, “We are proud and very excited about this partnership with University of Rwanda. We hope that this initiative will be able to connect thousands of students and empower them with IT skills that will enable them to be more digitally enlightened and ultimately become more competitive in today’s fast changing economy.”
“Just as the government of Rwanda stipulates that the country should become an ICT hub in the near future, the innovation hub’s goals are to support development of ICT in Rwanda – as Airtel we pleased to be part of the journey,” he added.
The facility is well equipped with brand new Apple computers, laptops, video-conferencing-capable television screens and a dedicated internet connection not to mention servers and storage devices for the students to store their projects.
Among other advantages, students will also have the ability to connect with other students or like-minded individuals to exchange ideas or consultations via video conferencing.
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