Kilometres for Kilobytes
- By: Zara Kazee
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/kilometres-for-kilobytes
Our mission is to provide internet access to schools in Eldorado Park.
There is a huge digital divide in South Africa that has had a significant impact on education during the pandemic. The adverse effects of the divide are likely to remain a factor in education for the foreseeable future.
Internet access is vital for student success. It forms the foundation for learning, university & job opportunities and community development.
Students in schools across SA have no access to internet facilities and face exclusion from opportunities for learning, research and employment as a result.
With access to the internet, students can expand their horizons and seek better opportunities for themselves with the vast amount of information that will be made available to them.
We intend to install WiFi facilities @:
- Willows High
- Klipspruit High
- Kliptown High
- Lancea Vale High
- Eldorado Park Primary
- Nancefield Primary
This initiative is a continuation of our ongoing support in these schools, including our Project Sanitary Pads Initiative in which we provide female learners with a 3-month supply of sanitary pads at the start of each schooling term. We have made a commitment to each learner that the initiative will see them through to their Matric year. Where female learners were typically absent from school for 3-4 days each month due to their period, we have found an 81 percent improvement in school attendance.
The Foundation has also contributed towards textbooks and library books at a number of schools and intends to create a bursary fund in the future.
- Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 41.91
- "May God Almighty accept your beautiful intentions and this lofty fundraising cause. " - Sidra Mushtaq