The awarenet program recently received funding from the HCI Foundation for its brand new teacher’s training course. The HCI Foundation is the corporate social investment arm of HCI, a black empowerment investment holding company where the majority shareholder is the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
We are proud to receive a contribution from a foundation with roots in an union which historically has played a prominent role in the upliftment of underprivileged South Africans.
We hope our new teacher’s course ultimately also will help uplift underprivileged South African learners from the Eastern Cape, one of the country’s poorest provinces. Through the awarenet teacher’s course we believe we can empower teachers to make use of modern information technology in their teaching, thereby giving their learners a better chance of achieving educational success.
The first batch of teachers from Nombulelo Senior Secondary School and Archie Mbolekwa Primary School will embark upon their new journey with the awarenet teacher’s course at the start of the next school term in July this year. We are excited about the course finally taking place after much planning. We believe it will mark the start of an even stronger cooperation between the awarenet program and our local partner schools. Previously we have focused our training mainly on learners, now we expand the program into training their teachers too.