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NC education students receive laptops

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The students are working as classroom assistants and received a donation of laptops from De Aar Solar Power.

One of the students, Geraldo Isicks, with his new laptop.

STUDENTS who are working as classroom assistants in De Aar were donated laptops by De Aar Solar Power to help them while they are studying towards their Bachelor of Education degrees.

All the beneficiaries are part of De Aar Solar Power’s numeracy and literacy programme, which also offers bursary funding.

The programme comprises 15 literacy and numeracy coaches across 11 schools in the communities of Hanover, Philipstown, De Aar and Britstown.

It addresses key issues relating to foundation phase literacy and numeracy, which is supported by trained assistants.

The beneficiary schools include Emthanjeni Primary School, Alpha Primary School, Willie Theron Primary School, Zingisani Primary School, Kareeville Primary School, Hanover Primary School, St John’s Primary School, Hayes Primary School, Van Rensburg Primary School and Luvuyo Primary School.

Anita Takor, the community liaison officer at De Aar Solar Power, said the solar plant provided the donation as part of its socio-economic development programme.

“We are pleased to have been able to assist and are especially grateful to the Northern Cape Department of Education’s De Aar offices for alerting us to the challenges of the teaching coaches, who have been struggling to study remotely due the Covid-19 campus restriction,” said Takor.

“We expect that the laptops will not only assist in their studies, but also aid the coaches to prepare for their classroom duties as numeracy and literacy coaches.”

One of the beneficiaries, Geraldo Isicks, said the laptop will be very helpful.

“Now I can do all my work from home instead of having to go to the school library and wait to access the computers there,” said Isicks.

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