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18 Feb. 2022 / 18:00

Another 30 schools in Moldova get free internet

They have access to the internet, and the lessons have become much more attractive and interesting for the students. 30 schools in the country have already been connected to the Internet for free, as part of the "Gigabit Internet for Your School" initiative. The Internet will reach both educational institutions in municipalities and cities and in villages, reports Moldova 1 TV.

Within the “Ilie Fulga” Educational Complex in Stăuceni commune, Chisinau municipality, teachers use high-speed internet daily in the educational process.

"I understand better through the videos, because the teacher explains more to us."

"Using the computer, we learned to draw, to do maths exercises, and to write words in hyphens",say students.

"Every classroom in our institution is equipped with the necessary means to make the lessons more interesting," says Margareta Simereţchi, director of the "Ilie Fulga" Educational Complex.

An impetus for this project was the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Before the COVID pandemic, 65% of schools did not have high-speed internet. We decided to cooperate with our partners: with the Government of the Republic of Moldova and with the telecommunications companies, in order to bring new technologies in the educational system ", said Scott Hocklander, head of USAID Moldova.

"We will cover a total of 300 schools, step by step, from district centers to the smallest villages, to reduce the digital gap and children's access to information technology," said Vadim Avram, a representative of the telecommunications company.

The "Gigabit Internet for Your School" project was launched by the National Center for Digital Innovation in Education and a private telecommunications company under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Research, in partnership with USAID and the Government of Sweden.

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