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Sedibeng Combined School, Lephalale – empowering students with special needs

Sedibeng Combined School, Lephalale - empowering students with special needs, with skills to embrace their future. Funded by Exxaro Grootegeluk mine, the iSchoolAfrica Inclusion Programme brings vocational learning to children with special needs. Throughout the year students learned all about money and business - culminating in an expo where students displayed their businesses and sold their wares - educational toys, healthy biscuits, fitness equipment… The favourite was the fruitelishous ice lollies that

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Zelda la Grange to judge entries in #100Mandela category in prestigious Excellence In Education Awards 2018.

Johannesburg, 28 September 2018 — iStore South Africa and Think Ahead are ecstatic to announce that former private secretary to Nelson Mandela, Zelda La Grange, will be one of the judges in the prestigious Excellence In Education Awards 2018, specifically the #100Mandela category. The year 2018 marks a major milestone in the incredible story of Nelson Mandela – his centenary. The awards this year introduced a special

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Smart learners growing into #changemakers at Liwa Primary School

Growsmart - an initiative by Growthpoint Properties is an educational programme that supports the Western Cape Education department in helping to improve Literacy, Mathematics, Science in primary schools. The programme is sponsored by Growthpoint Properties and since 2014 the winning school has received the full iSchoolAfrica program as a prize (an iPad lab and teacher training). iSchoolAfrica had the privilege to hand over the winning iPad lab to

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Meet the #YouthDay media change makers from Clarence Primary School – CPS, KZN

The Clarence Primary School - CPS Press team won the #YouthDay iSchool Press team campaign challenge. Their video challenged South African youth to focus on the many positive opportunities they have. They want to be part of a generation that takes responsibility for their own futures and together build the future of South Africa. When asked what the team wanted to do with their prize money they said they're putting it all towards the

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Deaf Girls Code launch

Monday, 23 July, Hamanskraal - iSchoolAfrica and Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation officially launched their partnership programme, #DeafGirlsCode at Dominican School for the Deaf, Hamanskraal. The programme will start with the training of 10 deaf girls from this school - who will be introduced to the basics of SWIFT. iSchoolAfrica Director, Michelle Lissoos commented at launch, “Coding and computational thinking skills can open up

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Alexandra learners shine

Emfundisweni Primary School has been part of the iSchoolAfrica family for over a year now.  When the iPad Numeracy programme, sponsored by Mimecast and Human Doings was introduced in 2017, teachers didn’t know what to expect and underestimated their own ability to work with technology in the classroom.  Although the initial uptake by teachers were slow, nothing was slow when it came to the learners.  Especially their Numeracy progress.  Teacher immediately started seeing a

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Moving with MiX Telematics and leaving no one behind

Technology, like iPads are often on a special needs school’s wish list, but because they have to prioritise to meet the basic needs of their learners, technology stays a pipe dream.  What a privilege it is to partner with MiX Telematics who understands the value of technology in a world where the learners’ challenges are far more than we could imagine. Thanks to Mix Telematics, iSchoolAfrica handed over an iPad lab to two incredibly

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Congratulations to the winners of the #WaterCrisis campaign

Winning #WaterCrisis Press Team - Zwelibanzi High School, Umlazi, KZN. The Zwelibanzi High School press team acted on the call to produce a Powerful Message for the #WaterCrisis campaign. Press team teacher and each crew member received a R500 shopping voucher. When asked if they think their video can make a difference, they just smiled and said: “Look at our school. We save water every day. If we can,

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iSchoolAfrica changing rural education

iSchoolAfrica has partnered with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to change teaching and learning in rural schools across SA. A visit to the schools in Mpumalanga showed us again how the iPad programme contributes to meaningful learning in under-resourced schools. When you combine suitable technology and practical teacher training, teaching is transformed and magic happens in the hands of the learners. We would like to thank the Department of Rural Development and

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