Vodacom introduced its education portal called Vodacom e-school at Riet Valley Combined School, KwaZulu Natal. The Vodacom e-school serves as a learning platform with Internet access to education content sites for all grades 10-12 high school South African learners.
Through Vodacom’s e-school, learners who are Vodacom subscribers will now be able to access classroom content, which is curriculum aligned on their mobile device across all major subjects for free, as Vodacom has zero rated browsing on the site for its customers.
Vodacom executive head for corporate citizenship, Suraya Hamdulay says: “We know that many learners in our country often do not have access to learning material such as textbooks, which makes excelling at school more difficult. Through the Vodacom e-school platform, we can help address this challenge.
She says: “As an investor in the country and partner of the Department of Basic Education, our goal is to ensure that learners throughout the country have access to some basic tools to help enhance their learning outside of the classroom.”
All that users need do is visit Vodacom.co.za/e-school from their cell phone, tablet or laptop to register. Thereafter, they will enjoy unlimited access to education content. For those who are not customers of Vodacom, data charges will be incurred for logging on to the site.
Hamdulay says: “Most learners have access to cell phones, laptops or tablets in one way or another, but may not have adequate data. Having free access to our education content portal will now help remove the barriers to e-learning.
“Learners can now complete lessons from their school syllabus, to help them improve their marks. They can also track their progress and see how they are performing compared to other students in a fun, easy and interactive way.
Source: SA-The Good News