Lotto Rwanda under its umbrella New Africa Gaming Solution (NAGS) yesterday donated 15 computers worth Rwf5.4m to Kimihurura Primary School (KPS) in a bid to reach out to all age groups.
It is the first school the betting company has given such a donation.
According to Brett Clark, the company CEO, NAGS’ business normally involves adults above 18 years of age.
“We are trying to put more efforts and work more with young people under the age of 18. We don’t want to engage them in the business we do, but to help them access the needs they don’t have in any possible way,” Clark explained.
KPS was first given four PCs fully connected with internet and Clark explained that the four PCs are just being used by pupils in holidays for testing while the remaining 11 PCs will be delivered when school opens next year.
According to Lotto Rwanda’s CEO, Philippe Brizoua, 15 PCs are not the only thing they are offering to KPS.
“This school has over 800 students and they luck a lot of things, so we are planning of helping them with furniture and other necessities to support them have a better learning environment,” Brizuo explained.
Lotto Rwanda is also set to re-brand to Rwanda Gaming Corporation (RGC) next week and they are planning to open with new betting system.
“As we all Know, Rwanda is in the direction of being the ICT regional hub, we are re-branding using ICT in playing the betting games and Rwanda will be the first in the region to introduce the games using the IT and we will be working with all telecom companies in the country; (MTN, Rwandatel and Tigo,” Brizuo revealed.
Lotto Rwanda is a Public-Private Partnership initiative owned by the Government of Rwanda with shares to the tune of 40 percent and the private sector with 60 percent.