Intel SA recently donated 40 classmate computers with full wifi to Muzomuhle Primary School, a public sector school in Diepsloot West. The classmate computers are pre-installed with the Department of Basic Education’s interactive workbooks and a teacher console that will help with classroom management and administration. The school has a population of 1854 learners and the school decided that they would start implementation in the seven grade 3 classes.
SchoolNet SA will help the 52 teachers in their professional development pathway and will ensure that they are enabled to use technology for teaching and learning in creative ways that build 21st century skills. Technical support to ensure that the devices are always in working condition will be provided by Running Computers.
Mr John Ramarumo, the principal of Muzomuhle Primary has welcomed this initiative and hosted a meeting to advise parents and the community about the classmates programme that will see learners at the school go to high school with ICT skills and catapult learners into being avid users of technology for learning.
Intel hosted a fun day for the school to remind learners what it is to be footloose and fancy free as children in South Africa. A number of jumping castles, obstacle courses, face painters and a magician decorated the school grounds. Laughter and unadulterated happy shrieks permeated the school. Lots of fun was had by all and kids were literally dragging their feet when it time to go home.