Westend learners get a technology boost

2016-08-16 06:00

An NPO looking to promote youth development in South Africa by focusing on computer literacy and the transfer of skills has donated computers to a Lentegeur school in line with their beliefs.

Born To Be Free, the NPO, noticed at tertiary level that many students from disadvantaged backgrounds do not have access to computers at their secondary schools and in most cases when they arrive at university, this is their first time using a computer.

If pupils at primary and secondary school level have hopes and aspirations of going to university to further their studies, they need to be equipped with the skills that will ensure they increase their chances of being successful at university.

The organisation first partnered with Westend Primary School on Mandela Day with the funding of the first five computers for installation.

These computers have each been installed with a free Mathematics learning programme that is simple to use.

Their goal is to install thirty computers at Westend, leaving them with a fully functional lab, where all students can benefit from these devices – hopefully by the end of 2016.

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