Microsoft Nigeria on Tuesday donated Information Technology (IT) items valued at 22,500 U.S. Dollars to The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE), an indigenous Non-Profit Organisation to sustain its projects.
Mr Akindayo Akindolani, the Executive Director, TZE foundation, acknowledged the donation via a press statement on Tuesday.
TZE is an Abuja based NGO that is into building capacity and skills development of the younger generation through digital literacy for personal development
The donation of the items which took place in Lagos was in recognition of the foundation’s impactful IT activities majorly targeted at young people.
The donated ICT gift items included hardware and software items.
The hardware items were 11 computer notebooks valued at 3,650 dollars, five computer tablets valued at 1,750 dollars, 16 copies of office professional applications and 16 copies of Windows 10 Pro Full Operating System valued at 17,152 dollars.
Mr John Edokpolo, Lead Commercial Attorney, Middle East and Africa of Microsoft, while making the donation said it was part of the organisation’s mandate towards empowering institutions to deliver IT skills to the grassroots.
According to Edokpolo, Microsoft believes that technology is a powerful force for good in a rapidly changing world.
“We are working to ensure that everyone has access to the opportunities it provides.
“Microsoft is pleased to donate 22,552 Dollars in-kind to TZE in support of device donation and we are not seeking promises or favouritism for Microsoft.
“We partner thousands of like organisations around the world to help each one achieve one’s mission.
“We are committed to delivering accessible and affordable technology solutions to enable your organisation to digitally transform, accelerate its mission and drive greater impact,” he said.
Akindolani lauded Microsoft saying that the items would enable it to reach more students, young people and consolidate on the digital skills programme running through the year.
Akindolani said, “We believe that digital skills are shaping the future of works and it is better we engage, prepare the young ones with relevant skills earlier in life.”