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Bringing digital literacy to schools, together we can reach extraordinary heights.
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Join Saray Khumalo as she changes the narrative of education for our youth

In partnership with iSchoolAfrica, Saray Khumalo is committed to ensuring that African children get access to information technology so that they don’t get left behind.

Saray is the first African Black woman to summit Mt. Everest, her achievements, strength and resilience are admirable but her devotion to ensuring that our children succeed with her and share her success is what makes Saray a true hero. 

Join Saray Khumalo and iSchoolAfrica as we embark on changing lives and ensuring no African child gets left behind.  Our mission is to bring the digital library to primary schools across Africa.

Each digital library consists of a:

Mobile iPad lab – for accessibility and security

Digital library – curriculum aligned content and full library

Inclusion for all – programme for learners with all disabilities

Monitoring and evaluation – for impact

Teacher training and mentoring

Impact since November 2020 programme launch

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8
Primary schools have received their Digital Library
68
Teachers have been trained and coached
1286
Learners have access to a Digital library that is aligned with the curriculum
The digital divide has the potential to be the greatest divide of all, deepening inequalities that already exist. The digital library has a serious purpose – to bridge this divide for children who don’t have access to information technology and to ensure that they don’t get left behind.

Saray Khumalo

First African Black woman to summit Everest

The literacy crisis facing SA schools today

iSchoolAfrica  Digital Library Programme addresses the ongoing Literacy crisis facing SA schools today through a combination of iPad technology, award winning software and teacher training.

Last in 50 countries

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessing children’s reading comprehension, placed South African children last in 50 countries.

78% functionally illiterate

78% of Grade Four learners in South Africa can not read for basic meaning in any national language. This means that eight out of every 10 nine-year-olds in South Africa are currently functionally illiterate.

Unable to get jobs

Learners are unable to enter the job market without the basic skills needed to raise themselves out of  poverty.

Gender Gap

PIRLS also indicated that South Africa’s gender reading gap is the second highest next to Saudi Arabia in the world. In Grade 4, girls tested a whole year of learning above the boys.

2020 #Spin4Literacy - breaking world records

In October 2020, Saray Khumalo, Cindy Van Wyk and partners made history by setting a new Guiness World Record. They led a Spinathon which successfully broke the current record for the most funds raised at an 8 hour static spinathon. The funds were used to set up 9 iSchoolAfrica digital libraries in a rural or township school in each of South Africa’s nine provinces. 

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