IT donation to aid visual and hearing impaired
06 July 2021 | Local News
Connect-Africa project coordinator Timoteus Nangombe said that the equipment is aimed at allowing those who are visually and hearing impaired to access information and communication technology at the click of a button.
“Through Namport's assistance, our project will create hope in the visually and hearing impaired community's daily life. We appreciate Namport for being a patriotic partner in promoting disability, not inability,” he said.
The equipment will be utilized in Connect-Africa's pilot phase in the Khomas, Oshana and Kavango regions, allowing the visually and hearing impaired community to interact with the application.
Upon completion of the pilot phase, the project aims to employ 60% of persons with visual and hearing impairment in its workforce.
“The NSIF has invested close to N$2 million so far for its 21/22 financial year in various projects countrywide within the educational, health, entrepreneurship and environmental sectors,” said Elias Mwenyo, acting manager for commercial services at the Namibian Port Authority.