From Anthony Nwachukwu, Lagos
Integrated Logistics Nigeria Limited (INTELS) has upped its philanthropy to the less-privileged children with a donation of 12 fully operational computer systems with broadband internet access to the Compassion Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Children of Compassion Centre, established and managed by the Religious Sisters of Charity (RSC), are currently undergoing Information Communication Technology (ICT) training courtesy of the oil and gas logistics giant to prepare them for a well-rounded future.
The centre was set up as a home to support, educate and rehabilitate physically challenged children in the society, and has received INTELS support for over three decades.
According to the ICT Training Specialist at INTELS Training Academy, Ngozi Kingsley-Opara, the company has successfully started ICT training at the home and the management has promised to ensure that all pupils take full advantage of the unique opportunity.
She disclosed that while INTELS has consistently supported the home over the years, the donation of computers and free ICT training were a sure way of preparing the children for a brighter future because a�?the internet today has undoubtedly become a huge part of our lives and we cannot afford to leave these precious children behind.a�?
According to her, the children will benefit tremendously from the new computer centre and ICT knowledge in the course of their studies because the world of computers is packed full of useful information and new knowledge.
She described ICT as important in a childa��s educational pursuit because a�?studies have shown that it enables children gain knowledge faster and attain learning independence. Students all over the world now use computers and the internet as source of education.