September 16, 2012 – OITS is proud to announce it is one of the founding members of the Millennium@EDU Program launched in New York City, NY in September 2012.
The Millennium@EDU initiative is contributing to the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals defined by all of the United Nations member states during the Millennium Summit that took place in 2000. The mission of this new foundation is to distribute an integrated educational IT solution in the next three years to 15 million children enrolled in schools worldwide. The Millennium@Edu Solution Pack is composed of, among others, a computer device, an interactive whiteboard, a projector, a school server, IT services, educational content and training.
OITS, the only African-based founding member of the foundation, is inspired by the motivation and talent of its partners and will strive to bring its unique African perspective to assure the success of this new endeavor. Both Microsoft and Intel have committed to help the foundation and each gave $500,000 to support the running costs.
OITS is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of millions of children by sharing its IT expertise in the educational field.