Motsepe Foundation has on Thursday donated ICT equipment to 27 schools across Soweto at Regina Mundi church, in Moroka Soweto.
Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga said as government, they need a collective national effort to change illiteracy and poverty in the country.
“We asked for collaboration from social partners with the aim of easing infrastructure resources constraints, in places such as Soweto and homelands. The partnership between Basic Education and Motsepe Foundation is important because we see a bright future for unprivileged learners in Soweto as well as nationally.”
“Donation of ICT equipment will assist in positive quality of education that leaners receive in public schools. Our partnership with private sectors such as Motsepe Foundation is essential because as government, we are unable to provide schools with all technological changes at a required rate”, Motshekga added. .
Motshekga said they are experimenting with ICTs through the TeacherConnect App and television supported tuition.
“Experiment is done through innovative and partners’ driven programme called Woza Matrics 2020 Catch up Campaign, for learners who are matriculating. Teachers, parents and learners can access TeacherConnect App on this number 060 060 3333”, Motshekga added.
Motshega added that schools also received R300 000 each, whereby 27 schools are in Soweto and 283 from nationwide. She added that 240 community churches, mosques and temples from nationwide received R200 000 each as well.