Alexandria High School in Eastern Cape now also part of awarenet network

The Village Scribe Association has recently welcomed a new school to the awarenet network: Alexandria High School in the Eastern Cape. Alexandria HS is a rural high school with a long history and excellent academic record, and a driven and dedicated staff. Thanks to a grant from First Rand Bank, the school has recently set up a computer lab and is hoping to take advantage of ICT4E in its matric and remedial programs. awarenet will be used in the coming term to stage free and open content from Khan Academy, the Universities of Cape Town and Colorado and from Siyavula. With Spring School coming up, and regular clubs and camps for math and sciences, there will be lots of opportinity for teachers and learners to benefit from access to these resources.

Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of the school’s principal, Mr Meyer, we have had the chance to train teachers and volunteers at Alexandria HS. He has made his school’s resources available to learners at other high schools in the area, and regularly hosts clubs and learning events at the school – we look forward to Alexandria HS bringing many learners and educators from their community across the digital divide.

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