Aseri Katanga, the Chair of Trustees and founder of Kent-based Computers 4 Africa, attended a Commonwealth Reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday 28 October 2013. The reception was hosted by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent, and the Duke of Gloucester also attended.
Her Majesty was delighted to meet Aseri. “What Computers 4 Africa is doing for the children in Africa is wonderful,” – HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Aseri was one of eighty invited guests, each carefully selected as influential charity workers who were born in Commonwealth countries and are currently residing in the UK. They are all dedicated to benefiting their home communities. This opportunity arose as a direct result of Computers 4 Africa supplying 1 million children with computers. To mark this occasion Aseri and Diane-Louis Corner, the British High Commissioner to Tanzania, made a presentation of laptops to the Twayambe School, Bukoba. The High Commissioner recognised the efforts to bridge the digital divide by using donations from the UK. This resulted in Aseri’s visit to Buckingham Palace.
Aseri Katanga commented: “This was a day to remember: when the gates of Buckingham Palace opened for (me), son from Ishozi, Bukoba to enter. I never imagined I would ever be in the place of Kings and Queens.”