- September 24, 2019
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Mascom Kitsong Centres
For twenty one we have been working in the forefront of the telecommunications industry, advocating for change and connecting Batswana to the knowledge, experience, and resources they need to help build better lives. In 2009 we partnered with Botswana Government to rollout 41 Kitsong Centres in 41 villages through the Nteletsa II Rural Telecommunications Development Project. In view of the success of the project, we made a commitment to continue improving the lives of young people by establishing 69 more centres around Botswana making a total of 110 Kitsong Centres around Botswana.
These centres are at the core of our social investment programme, this is our response to the need to transform small villages into knowledge based economies. The operators are trained and equipped with the relevant skills to operate the centres as their own businesses and serve as an ICT Hub for small villages. The centres provide services such as email and internet, computer training, Mascom services (Mobile money, airtime, simcards) and other services thus providing an enabling environment for the community to access the digital world.