Twoobii takes free internet to underprivileged kids

• BY STAFF REPORTER

TWOOBII Broadband, a well-known VSAT product from Q-KON Namibia, along with its reseller in Kavango East, CDM Technologies, are providing free internet to the Ark Trust – a house of hope for street children in the region.

Chief executive officer and managing director at the Ark Trust, Stella Schenk could not hide her excitement after saying that the availability of the internet will change the lives of the children.

The Ark Trust, a house of hope for underprivileged children as well as ordinary street kids, is a centre that is aimed at bringing about positive change amongst the youth through education.

The centre provides children that live in and around it with basic needs such as food, psychological support, and an education.

The centre is home to about 50 kids. The North-Eastern Kavango area has always had connectivity difficulties which in turn make basic, everyday connectivity needs -which are rather vital to the smooth operation of online learning and office administration- unavailable.

The Ark Trust currently has a focused drive to expand across Namibia as they are certain there are many more children in different regions of the nation whose lives could undeniably be positively impacted by the availability of such a centre.

As such, the Ark Trust is currently in the process of building a multipurpose care centre, opposite the Thipanana Tribal Court in Mukwe, located in the Kavango East region.

“ We are all delighted that we finally have internet. This will really help kids educational wise as many have never used the internet before,” said Schenk.

Twoobii business broadband, a satellite-based internet solution, brought about a great deal of relief to the Ark Trust’s management who are now able to run the initiative, the office administration, and the online based education programmes seamlessly.

CEO of Twoobii business broadband, Manfred Engling said the reason why the business decided to provide free internet to the centre is to make a difference in the lives of the children and its community.

“It was on request by the centre that they wanted internet, since the centre provides education. We identified a gap in the telecommunications industry, and we have embarked on this journey to give each customer the best service.

“As much as we are a service provider to many organisations, our interest still remains with our marginalised communities, and we will go out of our way to ensure that every Namibian gains access to information,” said Engling.