Learning and teaching at Koeberg Primary School in Maitland are expected to improve following a R215 000 computer donation by the South African Muslim Charitable Trust (SAMCT) on Thursday 29 August.
Anwar Allie, principal of Koeberg Primary, said this is a great improvement for the school as the previous computers and software were outdated, which limited their access to current computer programmes used for teaching and learning.
He said 90% of the math lessons are already done digitally and the school is looking at making the school an e-learning environment.
He thanked the donors for their generosity.
Faith Mulele, a Grade 6 learner, is very excited about the new computers, saying they will no longer have to take turns to access the school computers.
She says the new computers are much faster, which means they’ll be able to be more productive in class.
The Grade 6 learners have two computer classes a week.
SAMCT representative Faried Boltman said it is vital that schools be sufficiently equipped to make the necessary transition to e-learning in a technology-driven environment.
He said SAMCT is aware of the socio-economic challenges faced by the learners of the school.
The organisation believes education should always come first.
“Without access to e-learning in classrooms across the country, South Africa’s business sector will find that business owners and employees of the future will be unable to compete effectively in the global business environment,” Boltman said.
He encouraged corporate businesses to follow in their path and invest in education.
“There is so much inequality in schooling throughout this country. It is important that the corporates make sure children are empowered.”