Rajiv Ruparelia Managing Director of Kampala Parents has on Monday donated two Galaxy Tablets to child rappers Fresh Kid and Felista.
The tablets, expensive tech gadgets will help the duo attend their classes online from Kampala Parents.
The tablet is one of the most sought after computer gadget in Kampala, with their prices already flying through the roof. A tablet now costs between sh1M to sh1M from as low as sh400,000 before Covid-19.
Rajiv apologized to Patrick Ssenyonjo, famously known as Fresh Kid for not responding quickly to get him a tech device.
“A friend told me Fresh Kid wasn’t learning via zoom as he didn’t have a smart device,” Rajiv explained why he moved fast to buy a tab for the child rapper.
He said it was important for all children to keep learning, because staying at home idle was doing more harm than good to the young ones.
His family foundation gave scholarships to the two little artistes, on basis of their talents and need for education support through Ruparelia Foundation.
Kampala Parents School, an elite school, is a school where majority of parents can afford computer devices where their children can learn.
However, Rajiv does not take it for granted that children he gave scholarships could also afford the computer gadgets.
Rajiv Ruparelia, the Director of KPS said,
“We believe this can be an example to parents to embrace technology and use tech gadgets to educate our kids”. He added, “We don’t know when COVID-19 will go away.”
KPS has embraced Zoom teleconference technology to engage and teach children remotely during the Covid-19 break off.
Zoom and other teleconference facilities are being used all over the world for children who were caught in Covid-19 pandemic, but also for distance learning programs.
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