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Sita's CSR initiative reaches out to Africa.

Sita, the global communications and technology company owned by airlines and other members of the air transport industry, announced the creation of a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Sita will provide computer labs at schools in Ethiopia and Uganda, and educational grants at a university in South Africa

The Sita Air Transport Community Foundation, initiated by the 34-member Sita Council, will work with charities to deliver educational programmes and technology to communities in need. The foundation's initial focus will be in Africa where it will provide computer labs at schools in Ethiopia and Uganda, and educational grants at a university in South Africa.

Jappe Blaauw, president of the Sita Council, said: 'The 34 airline and air transport organisation members of the Sita Council have led the creation of the Sita Air Transport Community Foundation with a plan to invest over the next five years.'

In the first year of operation it is expected that the programme will result in the creation of around 30 computer labs in schools, as well as a number of student grants. These will include three- to five-year grants for a number of graduate and post-graduate positions.

A further project will provide solar power to two schools. In its first year, the Foundation hopes to improve the educational life of more than 10,000 students.

The first computer labs will be rolled out to schools in Uganda and Ethiopia throughout this year, with students in South Africa being able to benefit from grants from August.

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Oman boosts security with Sita

Oman has deployed border management systems from Sita to facilitate visitor movement and streamline the Sultanate's visa and residence permit processes. The agreement establishes a layered approach to border control, providing the Royal Oman Police with an effective, efficient and flexible visa processing and security clearance process, covering eVisas, advanced passenger processing and entry exit visitor information systems.

Hani El-Assaad, Sita president, Middle East, India & Africa, said: "Sita is providing Oman with a fully integrated border management solution, as well as the tools to manage, monitor and operate its borders effectively. This will enable them to provide the highest quality experience at the first point of contact for its visitors, and will be flexible to facilitate future growth."

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