Four hundred forty learners from Tsiki Naledi Primary School in Hendrina, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, have enormously benefited from the generosity of Software AG and E&T Minerals.
These two business entities partnered to build a new state of the art computer laboratory at the school.
This state of the art 4IR lab envisions a future of hi-tech immersive and interactive learning experience in the rural environment to propel learners into a field of technology and the future of work in the modern world.
This is intended to reduce the digital divide by ensuring that the physical, curricular, and web environments are barrier-free to teaching and lifelong learning.
The Ithemba Lethu, as the 4IR laboratory is called, will give Grades 4 to 7 learners permit to the internet and electronic devices during the learning process.
The Lab is equipped with robotics equipment, 3-D printers, drones, coding system learning kits and state-of-the-art computers to enable learners from Grade 4 to 7 will be able to use from the beginning of the 2022 academic year.
“We are thankful for the struggles and efforts by Software AG and E&T Minerals in installing a computer lab that sets our school on a level that will allow our learners to compete with the best and brightest in the science, mathematics and technology world,” said Mr Menzelwa Petros Skhosana, the school principal.
MEC Majuba expressed his gratitude to the sponsors: The CEO of E&T Minerals, Mr Emmanuel Ngulube and Transformation Director of Software AG, Ms Ndazi Nokoane, for the patriotic gesture of transforming education through technology.