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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 robotics they want for their tech lab. Way to go guys! South Africa can really dream big dreams with changemakers like you. Watch their video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTa5WHcyToM&feature=youtu.be

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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 exciting social and economic opportunities for our deaf youth. There is no reason they cannot excel, and be open to exciting new opportunities now and in the future. "

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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 difference in the classroom.  The learners started coming to class on time and were totally engaged in Numeracy lessons.  Even the learners that previously never answered questions in class started to put their hands up and shout out answers as their understanding of basic Numeracy concepts improved and their confidence grew.   Mimecast and Human Doings decided to expand the school’s iPad resources by adding another lab which was handed over today.  The additional iPads will

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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 special schools in the Western Cape:  the Alta du Toit school for learners with special educational needs and VERA school for learners with Autism. Special needs schools are often the last to receive funding for projects and have to resort to fundraising to pay for the most basic needs of their learners.  The iPad lab donation will allow teachers and therapists to address individual challenges and bring the best out in their learners.   For more information about

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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, every school can. If every school can save a bit, together we can make a huge difference”. Watch their video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vqOU_I6K5w and become a part of making a difference. The next campaign is our #youthday campaign - your team can win vouchers by making their voices heard on youth day - http://www.ischoolpressteam.co.za  

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