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Girls Empowerment

Learning Centre empowers Girls through DigiGirlz Programme

Last week 60 girls from Lofentse Girls High School took part in a DigiGirlz programme at the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre. DigiGirlz is a Microsoft programme that gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops. The programme in partnership with Microsoft and School Net is for young ladies (grade 9-11) who have an interest in technology.

The afternoon was all about girl empowerment and raising interest in a normally male dominated industry. Female guest speakers motivated the girls before they had a chance to try their skills in coding and programming computers. Female Microsoft employees volunteered at the

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Mediation of e-Content for School Year 2017

The Mediation of e-Content for School Year  2017

The e-Learning Directorate has planned training sessions on:

  1. LED Smartboard usage (how to use the the device to deliver lessons)
  2. Accessing e-Content (e-Books) and how to best use them for the benefit of the big audience - the classroom .
  3. Accessing Multmedia content (Audio-visual materials and videos) to enhance teaching and learning.
  4. Tablet usage in the lesson delivery situation.

Teachers from the 30 full ICT Schools will be grouped into subject offerings, e.g. Mathematics, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and their session takes place in Room 28, on 6 December - 8 December 2016.

The other groups will be informed of their session in early January 2017.


For further information contact

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Digify Bytes

40 young adults attended the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre for the day to learn about digital marketing and to empower themselves in an aim to becoming more employable.

Digify Bytes is a one day training programme aimed at giving thousands of young learners and job seekers a short, sharp shot of digital marketing skills. The programme is delivered by young digital professionals. Digify Bytes is designed to open a new world of opportunities, where digital skills provide an advantage—both personally and professionally.

The session was offered at no cost to participants as they attend the Learning Centre based in the Orlando Stadium on a regular basis. The participants will receive certification for attendance and completion of the training programme three

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ALL YOUNG UNEMPLOYED YOUTH IN SOWETO ARE INVITED TO REGISTER FOR MICROSOFT TRAINING AT THE JOHANNESBURG CENTRAL TEACHERS CENTER. Registration Details: Must be between 19-30 years old and unemployed Must have a Grade 12 Certificate Should be a South African citizen Registration forms can be collected at the center from 01-05 August 2015 fro 8h00 - 16h30 Monday to Friday. For further information contact:
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