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Release date- 29102013 - Through a partnership between
The two corporates have a history of collaboration on corporate social investment initiatives specific to the Africa Technology programme, and
The mobile audio visual libraries include a flat screen TV, a DVD player, three laptops and 24 months' free Telkom Mobile Internet connectivity.
Additionally, each library contains 1 000 books of which 100 books are published in indigenous languages. Every library also includes 30 DVDs such as BBC Planet Earth, The Wonders collection and Jock of the Bushveld. The laptops are also loaded with educational software, such as Encyclopaedia Britannica and South African Encyclopaedia.
Each library is a mobile unit on wheels for easy exchange between classrooms in the schools. The library is also easily converted into a computer lab and contains three lab chairs for easy access and use of the laptops.
Ms Mthintso notes that such partnerships are not new to
'We partner with the
Ms Mthintso also referred to the Foundation's partnership with Mindset Network to provide digital maths and science content that is aligned to the curriculum. She also highlighted further partnership with the
'These partnerships to resource schools stem from our unwavering belief that ICT can realise a myriad of benefits for both teacher and learner. We simply cannot sidestep the fact that we have to equip future generations for a knowledge-based society. We have to produce knowledge workers. We have to develop digitally literate citizens. The future demands it,' concluded Ms Mthintso.
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