Quest for Internet Access at Luanshya Secondary School
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The internet has become part of our everyday life because of its ease access and diversity. Today, pupils from Luanshya Boys Secondary School on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia took part in a training on Connect. The training was blended with sessions on how to avoid plagiarism, re-blogs, and ways of creating a realist, achiveable and time-bound action-plan. The school received a router to enhance easy internet access to the pupils. This was done in a quest to assist pupils to share what they are doing in their communities with the rest of the world and use different social networking platforms-like Voice of Youth.
'The internet will help us use a variety of search engines that
can allow us to search any topic that we want easily and without
difficulty' said 16 year old Isaac Mambwe of Luanshya Boys
Secondary School. And Mrs. Prisca Mbafu, a teacher at Luanshya
Boys Secondary, expressed gratitude to UNICEF for the gesture.
She reminded pupils that 'there is a lot of diversity when using
the internet. The internet is a database full of information and
offers us a lot of services, mostly for free.' The pupils in
Luanshya have been implementing community activities in issues of
HIV/AIDS and Environment because Luanshya is one of the major
mining towns in Zambia, leaving the residents at risk of
contracting respiratory infections due to pollution from the