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Binga Secondary
Binga High School, Private Bag 5722, Binga, Zimbabwe
Tel: (015-358)
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Headmaster: Similo Ncube
Teachers i/c ITC: Blessmore Zele Siasweka and Stanford Muchineripi

Objectives/Mission Statement

To offer enhanced education and improved quality of life for the Binga community through access to information and communications via computers and the Internet.

Services Offered

  • Computer use
  • Access to Internet
  • Training courses
  • Printing
  • Typing and design service
  • music recording
  • scanning

Background Information

The Binga community has enjoyed a close working relationship with the Austria-Zimbabwe Friendship Association (Austria) and Kunzwana Trust (Harare)since 1999.The Tonga.Online project is one of the outcomes of cultural exchange activities over the last ten years. The Binga ITC was established in February 2001, officially opened by the Minister of Information Professor Jonathan Moyo. and enjoys the support and custom of a wide cross section of the Binga community, from teachers and students to fishermen and doctors. Binga ITC are proud to have given Introduction to Computers training to over 400 individuals to date.
Fifteen computers are networked together with a scanner and printer, and access is offered to all people of the community, regardless of race, age, gender, tribal background or religious or political affiliation.

The Binga Studio at the Binga ITC was established with a donation of hardware and software from AZFA and the Austrian jazz group Windhund, who visited in 2002 and generated a lot of attention for the project and rich cultural exchange for all musicians involved, in Victoria Falls, Binga, Siachilaba, Bulawayo and Harare. The aim of the studio is to offer the opportunity for recording and documentation of traditional music styles which are in danger of disappearing, and encouraging young Tonga musicians the opportunity to develop in line with their urban counterparts.

Donors, Partners & Stakeholders

The Austria-Zimbabwe Friendship Association source and procure hardware and software for the project. They also provided funding for the refurbishment of the classroom, electrical fittings, security, installation of computers, networking and training. Kunzwana Trust are the local coordinator on behalf of AZFA.

Partners of the Binga ITC through the Tonga.Online project, are

* World Links for Development - technical support and teachers
* Horizont3000 - technical support
* Arachnid Holdings - installations and networking


Major stakeholders include local authorities, teachers, students, community craftspeople, musicians, traders and fishermen.


Access 4 all! Tonga.Online extension!
Wednesday, 10 July 2002 00:00
The first Information Technology Centre established in the Tonga area at Binga Highschool in October last year and its official opening in February 2002 as the 43rd World Links for Development (WorLD) Centre in Zimbabwe marks a new era of development in this remote district.
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2nd Binga ITC stakeholders seminar
Wednesday, 20 February 2002 00:00
Agenda
  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Assessment of progress and exchange of experiences
  3. Services provided and potential services
  4. Problems and constraints faced by the Tonga online project
  5. Way forward
  6. Management and maintenance committee
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Report: Official Opening of Binga Information Technology Center
Friday, 15 February 2002 00:00

Also: see photos of event  

By wldbng Binga High School on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 07:21 pm:

Speech given by WorLD Links National Coordinator : Mr.E. Gudza on the occasion of the launch of the Binga High School Information Centre on 15th February 2002

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Official opening of the WorLD Internet Center at Binga Highschool
Wednesday, 13 February 2002 00:00

Friday 15th February, 8h30 a.m.
Guests of honour: Minister for Information Prof. Jonathan Moyo
Austrian Ambassador Dr. Peter Leitenbauer
Cultural Programme with SIMONGA and Binga Highschool Choir
And many more students, teachers, parents, guests, friends and other participants celebrating!

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