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Africa Teen Geeks hands over 4IR Lab to Takalani Specialized School for the intellectually impaired, 20 September 2021

Africa Teen Geeks with the support of the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF.

Africa Teen Geeks with the support of the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF, will be handing-over an ICT Lab to Takalani School for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) on Monday, 20 September. The facility will be equipped with computers and coding programs consistent with world class requirements for a STEM education curriculum which will provide technological and educational support to the learners.

Takalani School was built by Anglo American and De Beers Mining Companies as a special project for the community of Soweto, who at the time were struggling to find a suitable school facility for their children with special educational needs and constant attention and care. It was through concerted efforts by the community of Soweto and the late prominent South African businessman, physician and anti-apartheid activist Dr. Nthato Motlana that the school was officially opened on the 28th March 1992.

From its humble beginnings with only 30 learners and 3 educators, the school has grown to accommodate 299 learners, ranging from ages 7-18 years and a staff complement of 81 educators. A total number of 128 learners are resident in the school’s boarding facilities while 171 learners are day scholars commuting daily to and from school.

As an organization, Africa Teen Geeks is committed to the agenda of social transformation that is embodied in the principle of Social justice and the Bill of Rights contained in our Constitution. We endeavor to create a better life for the vulnerable and excluded people in our society.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 20 September 2021

Time: 08:30 – 11:00

Media RSVP’s and Media inquiries may be directed to:

Ms Seipei Shole

E-mail: seipei@africateengeeks.co.za

ISSUED BY: Africa Teen Geeks

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