All schools in Vračar received computers and free Internet

Telenor Foundation, within the “Internet for all” project, provides computers and free Internet to 14 educational institutions of Vračar municipality

March 22, 2012 – Fourteen institutions of the Vračar municipality have received computers and unlimited access to the Internet within the “Internet for All” project and owing to cooperation between the Vračar municipality and Telenor Foundation. This project, launched in 2009, includes all schools (elementary, secondary and vocational schools) of the Vračar municipality and one library where 38 computers in total will be installed.

In the latest stage of this project, the overall IT equipment, including protection from access to adult contents, was granted to elementary schools “Sveti Sava”, “Vladislav Ribnikar”, “Jovan Miodragović”, “Svetozar Marković”, “Kralj Petar II Karađorđević”, “Narodni heroj Siniša Nikolajević”, “Stanković” Music School and “Petar Kočić” Library.

“The Internet is the future of communication. We are convinced that campaigns such as this one can contribute to a better future for all young people and help them prepare for all challenges imposed by modern IT society. I express gratitude to Telenor Foundation that launched this project with the Vračar Municipality Youth Office three years ago. We are always willing to invest in schools both from the budget and donations and cherish the effort, work and knowledge, the president of the Vračar municipality Branimir Kuzmanović explained.

In the first phase of the “Internet for all” project in 2009, computers and free Internet were granted to “Josip Slavenski“ Music School, Architecture and Technical School, III Belgrade Gymnasium, XIV Belgrade Gymnasium, GSP Technical School, as well as “Dušan Dugalić“ School for Mentally Challenged Children.

“The aim of this project is to enable fast and quality access to the Internet and information to pupils via new Smart Network, and to give them an opportunity for additional education and improvement of their IT literacy skills. Through various projects, Telenor Foundation invests in education and professional development of young people. For five consecutive years, we have been granting the “Prof. dr Ilija Stojanović“ Award and we act as a strategic partner of the Petnica Research Station, Telenor HR Sector Executive Director Maja Nibel said upon her visit to “Jovan Miodragović” Elementary School.

In order to improve IT literacy and availability of the Internet to all Serbian citizens, back in 2008 Telenor launched the “Internet Parks” project within which 27 parks across Serbia have been opened until now.