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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

Africa Teen Geeks Exists to Eliminate Educational Barriers

Learning doesn’t happen separately from our everyday existence; it is deeply connected to other processes and experiences that affect us as human beings. How learners engage in learning depends on their prevalent intelligences as well as socioeconomic, cultural, and biological factors.

Transforming Basic Education Through Technology

Since our establishment in 2015, we have worked to bridge the digital divide in the South African education system. We achieve this through an integrated set of interventions targeting learners and teachers at Primary and Higher school level. Interventions implemented include supplementary learning, exposing learners to additional classes in subject areas of science, technology and Maths. We also run robotics and coding programmes designed to help learners to take a leap into the digital future. To facilitate inclusive development that is responsive to the unique and specific circumstances of our beneficiaries, we focus on the socioeconomic and psychological development of learners, addressing issues such as wellness.

Teacher Support and Leadership Development

While learners are at the centre of all activities, we realise the importance of teacher support and leadership development. We support both both teachers and principals by creating opportunities for personal development and peer collaboration as well as supporting the integration of ICT into the classroom through teacher training and change management programmes

Encouraging Parental Support for Improved Educational Outcomes

ATG believes parents have an important role to play in the development of learners. We send communication via our Newsletters and other social media platforms to enable parents to play a role in their children’s education

Putting Our Digital Talents to Work – Helping Persons with Disabilities to Digitise!

Providing for the challenges of the marginalized people in our society is a massive challenge that both the government and the private sector realises.

We at Africa Teen Geeks believe that learning how to code — learning how to program a computer — essentially how to create, should be for all kids and not just for some kids. In recognition of the widespread exclusion of people with Disabilities and a commitment to ensuring that our STEM education programmes are inclusive especially for previously disadvantaged learners with Disabilities, Africa Teen Geeks in partnership with UNICEF and DBE handed over an ICT laboratory to Takalani LSEN School on Monday, 20 September 2021.  The facility is equipped with computers and infrastructure consistent with requirements for STEM Education and coding and robotics curriculum approved by DBE. The facility will benefit over 300 learners and 81 educators.