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 category to honour Madiba. This category provided students the opportunity to honour the Mandela legacy by applying creativity to the theme of #RememberingMandela. Students were challenged to submit a two-minute video that must be innovative, creative and passionate. Ms La Grange commented, “In order for any legacy to remain current we have to provide the youth continuously and consistently with tools and skills to disseminate the legacy in anRead more
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 Liwa Primary School. Well done Mrs. Nodlela and Mr. Andrew Gumindoca for guiding your #changemaker girls through the intense preparation and giving them the courage and skills to shine. We are excited to add you to the iSchoolAfrica family and can’t wait to start training at Liwa.Read more
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.beRead more
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. "Read more
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 willRead more