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#DeafGirlCode

On Friday, Think Ahead celebrated the #GirlCoders from the Dominican School for the Deaf. The #DeafGirlCode programme, a partnership between Think Ahead and the Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation, launched in August 2018 and over the course of 12-weeks a ThinkAhead facilitator taught 10 deaf girls to code using Apple’s coding curriculum, Everyone Can Code. The sessions explored the fundamentals of Swift code and the girls successfully completed the Learn to Code 1 playground. A very big thank you to Tsogo Sun for hosting us on Friday. For more information about this programme or to get involved, contact [email protected]  

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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 saved the day for everyone on a 36-degree day. Thanks to Exxaro Groottegeluk, the Sedibeng learners will find their own strengths and be able to follow their dreams for the future. For more information about the iSchoolAfrica learning programme, contact [email protected]      

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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 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 an

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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 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.  

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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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