Zikalala: ICT tools roll-out in commemoration of the Mandela Day
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala announced the provincial government will roll out Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools for a rural school in Kwamafunze, just outside Pietermaritzburg.
Zikalala reported that the ICT Maths and Science programme will be granted to Langalakhe High School as part of the 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela. The main goal of this project is to ensure the availability of adequate resources in KZN rural schools. Langalakhe High School appeared to be one of the rural schools which lacks exceedingly in resources.
Zikalala urged the leaders of South Africa to mirror the actions of a man who believed education to be the most influential tool one could utilize to change the world.
“Former Nelson Mandela prioritized education. He always emphasized that it’s only through education that a child of peasants will become a president,” said Zikalala.
He also added that it is important that quality education is promoted for the leaders in rural and townships schools so that potential can be built for these learners to be prosperous.
Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation showed gratitude in being part of the ICT programme roll-out.
“We’re honoured to be here at this school because for us this has been a long journey, a journey that started when President Cyril Ramaphosa call on all of us to try and restore the dignity of our people,” he said.