May 21, 2019 - Retention Range (pty) ltd was among the stakeholders that participated in the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) which was held in Sefhare on the 17th May 2019. The theme of the day was “Bridging the standardization gap”.
The beneficiary of the 2019 WTISD legacy project was Mmutle Primary School. As part of contribution to this project, Retention Range donated 10 RETENTION desktop computers preloaded with RETENTIONedu educational package. The package is a combination of visual, audio, interactive, practicals and teaching aids that assist students in learning.
Packaged in the computers is the Syllabi from the MoESD, and the ICT syllabus that will guide the school’s computer clubs. Retention Range also trained students and teachers of Mmutle Primary School on how to access and use the package. The training was conducted from 13th to 16th May 2019.
Five (5) students were selected per grade to form eight (8) groups comprising of students from pre-school to standard seven (7). The groups included some students with disabilities. Each group was led by a teacher of that grade, eg the preschool students were led by the preschool teacher, Ms Moloto. Each group was then trained on the material relevant to their grade. e.g, pre-school were trained on the use of mouse and keyboard,standard 3 on spelling, Standard 5 on social studies and Standard 7 on computer programming for kids. After the training the teachers were given a User manual that guides to all the training tools in the computer. Altogether eight (8) teachers and forty (40) students were trained.
The event culminated with a presentation by students guided by their teacher to many stakeholders on the 16th May 2019 and to His Excellency the President of Republic of Botswana, Dr. E. K. Masisi on the 17th July 2019.
June 19th 2018: RETENTIONedu is an educational computer for schools and students at home. It comes preinstalled with educational content and offers a dynamic learning experience. RETENTIONedu belongs to RETENTION brand which has two other product suites.
RETENTIONedu comes pre-packaged with educational content for Pre-school, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students. The educational material is a combination of visual...
28th March 2018 -Retention Range (PTY) Ltd launches Botswana’s locally produced Desktop Computer. With the increase in costs associated with ICT, Rentention Range has taken this initiative to produce a range of affordable Desktop Computers for the people and businesses across all sectors of the economy. Their Brand, RETENTION, brings to the nation RETENTION CLASSIC for home and office, RETENTION EDU tailored for students from Pre Schools to tertiary and RETENTION LEGACY for Office and home use.
Gaborone, Botswana – March 27, 2017 – Retention Range, is pleased to announce the launch of Ubuntu Mirror for Open Source Softwares. This will enable Retention Range to offer developers and the ICT community local access to a range of open source resources.
Free Software isn’t just about getting shiny new programs for no cash – it’s part of a much larger social movement. There’s a problem with the word ‘free’. Specifically, it can refer to something that costs no money, or something that isn’t held down by restrictions – in other words, something that has liberty...