MTN SA Foundation in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education donated six multimedia centres, including a special needs centre, at the Hope and Grace Special School.
The R2,4-million investment into the community of Limpopo is part of MTN Foundations ongoing schools connectivity programme that aims to provide ICT tools and Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities.
The other recipients schools from Limpopo are Alf Makaleng Primary, Luthuli Park Primary, Dr AMS Makunyane Secondary, Masedibu High School and Mayeke Higher Primary also benefit from this partnership.
MTN Foundation also focuses on inclusive learning, one of the critical elements in the education value chain. It also offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology.
Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi; GM of MTN SA Foundation, says: “Grace and Hope Special School was identified as one of the schools for learners with special needs that required assistance.
“The special needs media centre unveiled today is different from the other schools. The centre was specifically designed and fitted with special hardware and software equipment to cater for learners with disabilities.”