In 2023, the KCG Group, including Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) and Kyoto Computer Guraduate Institute of Information Technology (KCGI), donated 295 computers used at KCG to the University of Technology Papua New Guinea in Papua New Guinea, an independent country in the South Pacific Ocean about 4600 km south of Japan, as an overseas computer education support activity (IDCE).This is the second donation to Goroka, following the donation of 53 units to the University of Goroka in 2009.
The computer left KCG Kyoto Ekimae on October 3, was transported by sea from Kobe Port, arrived at the port of Rey, the second largest city in Papua New Guinea, on October 23, cleared customs, and arrived safely at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Technology in the same city on November 6.
The donated computers will be used not only at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Technology, where they will be received, but also for computer education in local primary and secondary education.
Prior to the donation, a congratulatory video message from Mr. Samuel Abal, Ambassador of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea to Japan, was broadcast during the ceremony held on October 6 to celebrate KCG's 60th anniversary.The video message congratulated KCG on its 60th anniversary, thanked the donors for their gifts, and expressed hopes for future exchanges between KCG and the country.
In the future, KCG Group and the University of Technology Papua New Guinea plan to conclude an academic exchange agreement and promote human resource development in the field of ICT.
IDCE (International Development of Computer Education) is an international computer education support program in which KCG donates PCs used in education to developing countries and Eastern European countries and trains local teachers to provide instruction.Through IDCE, KCG promotes the creation and dissemination of computer culture on a global scale.