On 10 Sep 2015, MultiChoice Botswana facilitated a one-day training session for 34 teachers under the Ministry of Education as part of the MultiChoice Africa Resource Centre Programme.
In 2006, MultiChoice Botswana and the Ministry of Education entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, which entailed both parties agreeing to work in partnership to provide a select number of government schools with ICT-enhanced education systems which enable trained teachers to utilize the DStv platform to improve their syllabi.
In 2004 MultiChoice Africa developed the MultiChoice Resource Centre Programme as one of its key social investment projects, creating shared value in communities where MultiChoice Africa operates. A need was identified to implement and showcase locally developed e-education models that could benefit specific country contexts in their respective learning environments.
To this effect MultiChoice Africa launched the DStv Educational Television Bouquet offering as a medium to support teaching and learning in schools. Comprising of eight premium channels, the Bouquet combines the sound and imagery of television in a powerful education media.
As part of this initiative, MultiChoice Africa donates television sets, HD PVR decoders with SmartCards (with access to DStv Educational bouquet) and satellite dish (inclusive of dish installation) to a select number of schools within each of its subsidiary countries per year. In 2014, MultiChoice Botswana rolled out 12 MRCs within the country and is set out to roll out 8 more this year, bringing the total number of MRCs in Botswana to a proposed 73 by March 2016.
In order for use of the MRCs to be maximised, MultiChoice Botswana also trains relevant teachers from each school on how to utilise the hardware efficiently. The one day training session is focused on introducing teachers to the programme, whilst also equipping them with the appropriate tools on how to use the hardware accurately ensuring that the service is used to benefit the students as a learning aid.