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GS Sanje Gets Its First Ever Computer 

By Francis Tim Mbom — Government School, GS Sanje, January 31, got its first computer since its opening in 2005. Kenneth Najeme, Founder and President of Afrika Kultur und Wohlfahrt e.V, AKW e.V, a German-based NGO, with support from a partner NGO, Africa Cultural and Welfare Association, AFCUWA, donated the computer and a consignment of books to GS Sanje.

Kenneth Najeme (L) handing over computer to GS Sanje’s Head Mistress, Mrs Burnley

Grace Tombise Burnely, Head Teacher of the school, intimated that the offer was worth celebrating because; the teaching of ICT in primary schools in Cameroon today is a must.

She said since the inception of the school, they have not had a single computer to either use in the office or teach the children. “We have been using some broken-down computers just to let the children see when we teach them. So we are really grateful to Mr Kenneth Najeme for offering us a computer and printer to assist our efforts,” Burnley said. The gesture was coordinated back in Cameroon by the Founder/President of AFCUWA, Lucy Mbofor Esike.

“My grandmother and mother come from here,” Najeme said. “Without such modern technology, today, I think we cannot develop. We need to connect to the world. So, I, as somebody in the field of education, think the first thing is to connect to the rest of the world through this computers so that we can gather information from the rest of the world,” Najeme explained.

He announced the award of a scholarship, beginning the end of this academic year, to the best pupils in each of the six classes. He also pledged to sponsor the best student in the 2013/2014 Common Entrance Examination from GS Sanje from form one to upper sixth form.
The DO of the West Coast Subdivision, Basile Ekomba, thanked Najeme and prayed that he should not stop but continue.

“I want to extend my gratitude to Mr Kenneth. As you have started, go ahead,” the DO urged. “May the good Lord who inspired you continue to bless you,” he added. The Mayor of Idenau, Gabriel Tonde, told Najeme; “Thank you for thinking of where you come from.”The Mayor disclosed that the Government will, this year, add a block of two more classrooms, some benches and tables.

Najeme disclosed that he will open a training centre for skills in industrial engineering, clerical studies and agriculture. The industrial department will equip youths with skills in welding, building construction, among others. He said given that much of what is produced as food perishes; the centre will also train the youths on how to process food for preservation.

Najeme thanked his wife and kids, his mother and other family members and friends, for supporting the project. AKW e.V President, Najeme, is also the CEO of a German-based Company, WorldConnect Travel Agency and Communication, located in Essen, Germany. Sanje is a remote coastal village some 4km from Idenau, West Coast Subdivision, where Kenneth’s parents hail from. It got electricity just a few years back.

First published in The Post print edition no 01502

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