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Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

19 Jun 2018

Stellenbosch, South Africa – 20 June, 2018MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for leaners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

iPad donation to greatly assist learners overcome learning difficulties
iPad donation to greatly assist learners overcome learning difficulties

“At MiX Telematics, our purpose is to move the world forward every day, by delivering meaningful information that helps our customers improve fleet efficiencies, creates safer roads and a cleaner planet” said Catherine Lewis, Managing Director of Central Services at MiX Telematics. “Through donating this technology for the benefit of the leaners and teachers at these schools, we want to help move their world forward too.”

The overall objective of the iSchool Africa iPad learning programme is to empower teachers and students by providing them with iPads and advanced classroom practices where children would otherwise suffer the educational challenges typically faced in disadvantaged and under-resourced environments. In addition to helping them become digitally literate, the use of technology has increased motivation, enthusiasm and excitement around learning.

“Just as our customers leverage our technology to improve their operations, so too can technology be used to help learners acquire new skills. With the help of the dedicated teachers at these schools, we are looking forward to seeing the leaners embrace the change and improve their learning capabilities over time,” said Lewis.

*MiX Telematics recently launched an iPad Lab at the Phelang school in Gauteng. This included a donation of much-needed technology equipment for the school’s newly developed lab.

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