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3 April 2014 - Two short films showcase the impact of the Mobile Education Programme on teachers, learners and the wider community in which the Centres are based. Launched in October 2011, the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme was developed to help the Department of Basic Education meet its goal of exposing learners to ICT and to give teachers access to quality teaching resources. The Programme is currently being expanded from 9 to 40 ICT Resource Centres nationwide.

 

ICT Resource Centre Worcester, Western Cape

 

ICT Resource Centre Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal

 

Launched in October 2011, the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme was developed to help the Department of Basic Education meet its goal of exposing learners to ICT and to give teachers access to quality teaching resources.

"This initiative focuses on teacher development, one of the most critical elements in the education value chain. This programme offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology," says Maya Makanjee, Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs at Vodacom, and Chairman of the Vodacom Foundation.

"The Programme not only levels the playing field for disadvantaged schools that often don't have the same quality of teaching material that urban areas have, but it also ensures that communities have access to ICT and the Internet. This is especially exciting for us because it mirrors our commitment to ensuring that Vodacom puts the power of the Internet into everyone's hands," says Makanjee.

The first phase saw the establishment of 9 ICT Resource Centres, one in each province. Based on the success of this first roll-out, the partners in the Programme have selected a further 31 teacher training centres that are being transformed into ICT Resource Centres to bring the benefits of the Mobile Education Programme to many more teachers, learners, district officials and communities nationwide.

Please visit the Centres page for an overview of current centres and the centres under construction.

 

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