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PCs Donated for Overseas Computer Education Support Activities Arrive in Malawi

The Embassy of Japan in Malawi has informed us that the 50 desktop computers that were sent to Malawi as part of the KCG Group's longstanding support activities for computer education overseas (IDCE) have arrived safely.We hope that it will be useful in promoting IT education in the country.

On November 1, 2013, at the 10th Anniversary Ceremony of Kyoto College of Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI) held at the Main Hall of the Satellite in front of Kyoto Station, a computer presentation ceremony was held for the Republic of Malawi.At the presentation ceremony, Deputy Minister Rosemary said, "Malawi is facing a serious shortage of computers, and IT education is not sufficiently advanced.The donation is not only expected to advance IT education in our country, but will also enable young people to learn about events around the world through the Internet.I would like to thank KCG again and hope that we can continue our cooperation in the future.

This is the third computer donation to the Republic of Malawi, following the donation of 222 desktop and notebook computers in 1998 and 15 desktops in 2009.

IDCE is a project started by the KCG Group in 1989 to support computer education in developing countries.This is a voluntary activity to donate computers used at the school to developing countries and use them to develop and spread computer literacy education in developing countries in cooperation with the local Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology.To date, more than 3,000 computers have been donated.A total of 23 countries were supported, including Thailand, Ghana, Poland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Peru, Sri Lanka, China, Brunei, Malawi, Nigeria, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea.In 2006, President Yasuko Hasegawa received the "Special Award for International Cooperation" from the ITU Association Japan (International Telecommunication Union), one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations, in recognition of these activities.