Computer centre to boost learning at Limpopo Primary School
Vodacom Millionaires today donated a fully equipped computer centre with internet access to Mogoshi Primary School in Limpopo as part of its ongoing strategy to use technology to improve education in South Africa.
The computer centre comprises of 21 laptops, server, printer, cartridges, four WebBoxes with LCD Screens and 400 MB monthly internet access for a year. All this was made possible by Vodacom Millionaires; the popular game show flighted on SABC 1 on Tuesday evenings.
his centre will serve as a support resource for the school which is currently experiencing difficulties due to a shortage of quality teaching resources. The teachers will also be provided with training and educational software that will complement the current school curriculum.
"Every child in South Africa deserves equal access to quality education regardless of their background. This is not always possible because previously disadvantaged schools have a lack of resources. We have therefore embarked on a nationwide initiative that enables us to give back to the communities that have contributed to our growth by providing schools in those areas with much needed technology resources to improve the quality of education offered. The internet has become an invaluable resource in education. It improves learning and helps to bridge the information gap across rural and urban schools," says Suraya Hamdulay, executive head: media-CSI and sustainability at Vodacom.
The donation forms part of Vodacom Millionaires' commitment to support and upgrade the quality of education in public schools throughout the country by ensuring that teachers have access to the highest quality teaching resources.
"Today marks a new beginning for our learners as most of them have never had access to the internet before. We are excited to have a fully equipped computer lab which will provide our learners with basic computer skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the future," says Kwena Piet Maleka, principal of Mogoshi Primary School.
In April this year students from Mohlatlego Machaba High School in Limpopo were also presented with a computer lab by Vodacom Millionaires.
The Vodacom Millionaires' initiative, now in its seventh year has donated over 270 computer centres all over the country and has begun upgrading old computer centres that it donated some years back.
Vodacom Millionaires encourages schools that are currently without computer facilities to contact it on 082 24 32082 (free from Vodacom cell phones) for assistance.
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