Christel House part of Skype-a-Thon

2018-11-20 06:01
Christel House South Africa in Ottery was the only school in South Africa selected to be part of Microsoft’s annual Skype-a-Thon.

Christel House South Africa in Ottery was the only school in South Africa selected to be part of Microsoft’s annual Skype-a-Thon.

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Microsoft held their annual 48-hour international Skype-a-Thon on Wednesday 14 November.

Christel House South Africa in Ottery was the only school in South Africa selected to be part of the two-day online conversation.

“As one of the only Microsoft showcase schools in the Western Cape, with students recruited from Quintile 1 areas, Christel House South Africa embraced the opportunity to participate in this worldwide virtual event,” says Christel House South Africa’s Kristen Goezaar.

“Connecting live with Skype-a-Thon host and vice-president of education at Microsoft in the United States, Anthony Salcito, students shared a glimpse of South African diversity through traditional African song and dance.

“Students also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Salcito, leaving inspired to maximise on their tech-savvy learning environments at Christel House,” says Goezaar.

This annual event is aimed at raising awareness of different cultures, values and perspectives, and supports a quality education for children in need around the world.

The telecommunications application tool offers live educational experiences for students including virtual field trips, classroom-to-classroom connections, and live collaboration projects.

V Individuals and companies wishing to partner and get involved with Christel House can contact Kristen Goezaar on 021 704 9417 or at kgoezaar@sa.christelhouse.org, or visit http://southafrica.christelhouse.­org/.

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