Romania to provide ten schools of Moldova with advanced digital equipment
15:14 | 07.12.2022 Category: Social
Chisinau, 7 December /MOLDPRES/ - Ten schools from central and northern Moldova will be endowed with advanced laptops and computers, due to a donation worth about 80,000 euros, made by the Romanian government through RoAID – Romania’s International Development Cooperation Agency, within a programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The modern equipment will used by about 7,000 pupils, in order to study professions of the future – development of web and mobile applications, graphic design, programming, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, etc.
„We are happy that we have financially contributed to such a project – for the direct benefit of Moldova’s citizens, respectively of the pupils and teachers from those 10 schools selected. We can say that Romania already has a tradition in backing the education system from Moldova and I would enumerate just those more than 1,200 kindergartens renovated, 196 school mini-buses distributed all over the country, as well as the full construction of a new block of building at the Mihai Eminescu Lyceum from Comrat, where subjects are taught in Romanian. Romania stays the closest partner of Moldova, committed into an ample process of reforms meant to speed up its way towards the accession to the European Union, in order to improve the citizens’ living standards, to give them dignity, through connection to a string of moral values and principles, which stay at the basis of the European edification,’’ Romania’s Ambassador to Moldova Cristian-Leon Turcanu said.
Thus, the Romanian government and RoAID join the programme Tekwill in Each School and the Digital Laboratories initiative. These represents renovated rooms of at least 50 square metres, endowed with electronic devices and furniture needed for interactive education. In specially dedicated rooms, pupils can attend IT courses or can use computers, in order to make their homework or develop practical skills, if they do not have an electronic device at home.
UNDP Moldova supports the initiatives Tekwill in Each School and Digital Laboratories through the programme, Speeding up of digital transformation in public sector of Moldova. Other partners which support the network Tekwill in Each School are Sweden, European Union and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).