Technology can improve our children’s literacy and numeracy – and give them a future

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Kumba Sishen Segwaneng. Picture: Supplied
Kumba Sishen Segwaneng. Picture: Supplied


Access to education is a basic and fundamental human right the world over. In South Africa, it is more than that: it offers a chance to break generational inequality, by being a ticket to employability and a more meaningful future.

However, the low quality of early learning and education experienced by too many of our children means that even in 2020, millions of young people are growing up with such low levels of literacy and numeracy that their prospects for progress are effectively impeded for the rest of their lives.

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