What problems can be solved by the use of digital technology in schools? This was one of the questions discussed at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali. Speakers from across the world gave their insights into how digital technology could improve learning inside and outside classrooms.
South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK, HE Obed Thembinkosi Mlaba will visit the Rugby School and Museum today, ahead of the 450th Anniversary of the Popular Sport (Rugby) in 2017.
The Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation and its sponsor, DRA, help the impoverished children and their families in the Joburg inner city suburb of Jeppestown.
The new school year is underway and the Peermont Childrens Trust (PCT), one of Peermont Global’s flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes, is once again busy giving less fortunate primary school learners new uniforms as part of its support of nine after school care centres in Ekurhuleni.
Thinking Schools South Africa helps schools to build critical thinking into the curriculum. This way, pupils learn to do more than simply learn by rote. Instead, the students graduate with thinking skills necessary for problem solving.
The large food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in Cape Town produces 10kg of fresh produce daily, which supplements the school feeding scheme. The garden is also used in the biology curriculum, to offer gardening as an extramural, and as a way to teach the children about caring.
School pupils with an aptitude for maths and science are helped with their studies and personal growth to get into university. The mentoring does not stop there; the students are helped throughout their journey all the way to landing a job as a graduate.