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By Walter Wafula

Evolution Technology Labs (ETL), a new technology skills provider is empowering young Ugandans with information and communication technology (ICT) skills through a partnership with Ugandan schools.

ETL, the ICT training arm of Evolution Solutions is promoting the use of technology at an early age to enable children become inventive in the future.

The firm is equally attempting to bridge the digital divide between Ugandan children, youths and those in developed countries, said Mr. Edward Mayanja, Evolution Solutions co-founder and communications executive.

Through a partnership, which started in March 2009, Evolution has set up an ICT Lab at Santa Lucia Basic School, a Wakiso district-based school. Up to 170 pupils have so far benefited from training in using computers and other basic I.T hardware, besides software applications.
 
“Our objective is to prepare young Ugandans for an IT revolution that is beginning to take root in Uganda,” said Mr. Mayanja. “We want to groom a young, powerful human resource base for Uganda starting right at the bottom of the pyramid.”
 
Today, children in Uganda like elsewhere in the world, should acquire IT skills at a tender age. Studies show that early exposure makes children more interested in school and inspire them to be innovative, and become future entrepreneurs.
 
Ms Florence Ajuru, the Headmistress of Santa Lucia said the school and parents of the pupils were thrilled by the innovation at the school.

“We now believe that our pupils will be able to excel in their academics and get the same quality of education and exposure as those in developed countries,” said Ms Ajuru.

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