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Vodacom Committed To Enhancing Education Systems Across Africa

Vodacom is committed to enhancing learning outcomes in South Africa as well other African countries in which it has a presence.

Themba Kinana, Managing Executive for Public Policy and Engagement, told a ministerial breakfast where the 30 high achievers of the class of 2019 were recognized, that the company, as a matter of policy, wants to plough back into the communities and enhance the educations systems in countries where they are operating.

“As Africans, we must ensure that every African child is equipped to meet the challenges of the economies of the future.”

He pointed to the education centres, “some 3000 schools” initiated by Vodacom across South Africa as but one example of how the company, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), is helping to shape and improve education systems in the country.

“Through these centres, we are helping to develop the skills of learners and communities to be ready to for the Fourth industrial Revolution (4IR).”

Kinana said Vodacom has been in partnership with the DBE for ten years to build a sustainable education system in South Africa, emphasising a strong focus is on rural areas.

He added that the company is also training some 250000 teachers to ensure they are “responsive to the ICT requirements of South Africa.”

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This article was made possible by the generous support of Vodacom SA.

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