On July 21st, Close the Gap, showcasing one of the Digitrucks, was present in the “Royal Village” to celebrate Belgium’s National Day and His Majesty King Philippe’s 5th year on the throne.
Close the Gap was invited to the Warande Park, across the Royal Palace, together with many other NGOs with which King Philippe has a good connection. All day, visitors were welcomed to discover one of Close the Gap’s Digitrucks (link to digitruck page), a mobile IT classroom on wheels. At the moment, Close the Gap has deployed several Digitrucks all over Africa, where children and adults can enjoy IT classes in a remarkable surrounding.
Visitors could see how such a movable IT classroom works and they could also step into the truck itself. Children could play games on the laptops while parents were informed about Close the Gap’s Digitrucks and other initiatives to bridge the digital divide.
In the evening, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium paid the Digitruck a visit as well. Together with Queen Mathilde, the King was introduced to this computer filled and solar powered container on wheels.