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Educators and sponsors with some of the ICT gadgets donated to learners. Photo: Supplied

Samaritan donates ICT gadgets to impoverished learners of Pax College

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Scores of learners at Pax College in Ga-Mashashane reportedly received Information and Communications Technology (ICT) gadgets to help them understand and learn through technology.
This is according to Selby Makgotho who highlighted in a statement that learners were exposed to technological learning and development in subjects such as Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Geography. Makgotho further stated that the donation which includes a pre-loaded educational software, high-tech projector, Wi-Fi router, 24 tablets and keyboards will see learners, mostly from underprivileged families being exposed to effective digital learning and teaching. He outlined that the donation was made by Diebold Nixdord’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Reddy Kammy whom he quoted to have said they had considered the school’s consistent academic performance over the years.
“We want the impact of the fourth industrial revolution to arrive in rural communities earlier to expose these learners to digital learning. One finds that it is only the privileged educators and learners in urban schools who are well grounded in digital learning and the rural ones only get exposure once they are in tertiary education. This imbalance needs to be tackled and our approach now is in rural schools,” Kammy reportedly explained.
Pax Alumni Chairperson Pat Kgomo reportedly echoed the sentiments saying it was pleasing that a school which had existed since 1928 had been so consistent with the academic performance to this time. He reiterated that the institution has produced many leaders such as Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. The school is still going strong and any other offer that can help it to achieve academic excellence and success will be appreciated and valued, Kgomo said. He challenged other Pax alumni members to come forward and make sure the school succeeded in remaining among the best in Limpopo and the country.
Principal Peter Ledwaba stated that they too were excited about the thoughtfulness shown to Pax, a fountain and unique centre of academic excellence in the rural areas of Ga-Mashashane.

Some of the technology gadgets donated to learners.