Archive for April 10th, 2007


Bathandwa Mbola
10 April 2007

Rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will be able to enjoy the benefits of well-equipped computer centres, thanks to a sponsorship from British Telecom (BT) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

BT and Unicef are working together on a three-year development partnership to invest £1.5-million (approx R21-million) to bring education, technology and communications skills to children from poor backgrounds in South Africa, Brazil and China.

Apart from the installation of 250 computers, the sponsorship will help renovate schools, build additional classrooms and provide state-of-the-art computer laboratories.

To make best use of the new facilities being provided, 150 head teachers and administrators will be trained in effective school management and leadership skills.

“Those of us who have grown up with technology often take it for [continue reading]