Teboho Pheeha, the school’s principal, said the Click Foundation heard their request for the donation on a radio programme.
“During the programme, we made it clear that we need computers and the possibility of getting a programme that will assist learners as they are struggling with English and maths, especially in English as it is the channel for most of the learning areas. We knew that once they understand English it will be easy to understand other learning areas,” said Pheeha.
“After the Click Foundation heard our cry they developed an interest and then made contact with us about the possibility of donating computers and the programme to our school. They did not only donate that, they also gave us two facilitators who understand the programme very well. The most interesting part is the facilitators will be paid by the Clicks Foundation,” said Pheeha.
Even though the computer room has space for 50 computers, the 22 that the Click Foundation donated will go a long way in helping the school to fulfill their dream of producing learners who understand the English language and who understand maths.
The programme will accommodate learners from Grade R to Grade Two.
Teachers will also benefit from this programme as they will be able to use the computer room to research and prepare for the lessons.
Pheeha said they are very excited about the donation.
“I would like to thank the Click Foundation for everything they had done for our school. I wish they can extend their helping hand to other schools as they need similar help,” concludes Pheeha.
According to one of the facilitators, Nkosana Mgenge, the programme will provide a fun way of learning.
“It will help to teach learners from the age of five to eight numeracy skills, as well as English, using eye and hand co-ordination. They will listen using earphones and do what the computer is telling them to do. It will be a little bit challenging to work with them as they are still young but my colleague and I will be patient with them,” said Mgenge.