“Japanese Companies Donate 70 Computers to Prince Takamado School”


On 9th October 2017, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the Republic of Zambia, the representatives of the donating Japanese companies and JICA, and residents in the area joined the representatives of the teachers and the pupils of Prince Takamado Primary School in Bauleni Compound, Lusaka in the handover ceremony of the 70 computers and the renovated computer room to the school.

This school is one of the eight schools built by the grant assistance from Japan in 1999. This school was opened, on the occasion of the visit of Prince and Princess Takamado to Zambia from Japan, with the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses as well as H.E. Chiluba, then President of the Republic of Zambia in December 1999. The school was named after the Prince, at the proposal of the Zambian side.

This handover came true, as the Japanese companies and organization (JTI Leaf Zambia, Toyota Zambia, Kansai Plascon Zambia, Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Toyota Tsusho Zambia, and JICA) had offered to donate a total of 70 computers and to renovate the computer room, in response to the school's request to the Ambassador when he visited there in January this year.

Ambassador Sobashima conveyed the best wishes from Prince Takamado to the teachers, pupils and their parents of Prince Takamado Primary School, and said he was happy to have his homework done. Minister Mwanakatwe and the people at the school expressed their gratitude to the Japanese side.

As a result of the donation not only the pupils of the school, but also children of the area are now in a better environment to learn information technology.

To read the speech made by Ambassador Sobashima at this ceremony, please click here.