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April 2014

April 2014 Bidvest & Telkom foundation grade R project

Bidvest and Telkom Foundation have partnered in the sponsorship of the Grade R project from 2014 going forward. It is READ's experience that the literacy problem requires intervention at a very early age and that severe deficits in the pre-reading and pre-numeracy skills of children entering the South African school system, particularly those from rural and township areas, contribute to the literacy problem. Resources are provided to give the rural child an equal opportunity and develop them holistically, as well as to enable teachers to apply the training they have received correctly.

March 2014

March 06 2014 Telkom Foundation in the limelight at National Teachers Awards

Much of the good work that the Telkom Foundation does in communities takes place behind the scenes, away from the media spotlight and off the beaten track. There are times, however, when its work receives the acknowledgment it deserves. One such occasion was the 2014 National Teaching Awards, held in Boksburg last Thursday, 6 March.

February 2014

February 2014 Lab kits to benefit thousands of schoolchildren

Thousands of schoolchildren in Limpopo will have access to practical science lessons following the handover of laboratory kits to 30 schools in the Vhembe region. Representatives from the Telkom Foundation handed over the kits during a function held at the Life Science Centre of the University of Venda in Thohoyandou. "Maths and science opens doors. . .

November 2013

November 08 2013 Local school to benefit, if Dikwena wins . . .

August 2013

August 2013 The DBE working together with Telkom in bridging the ICT gap in schools

Teaching in the classroom will never be the same again for some educators and learners in Mpumalanga. In addition to green or blackboards and chalks, now teachers will incorporate technology through the usage of tablets. These pieces of technology will bring the world to the fingertips of teachers who only relied on textbooks.. . .

May 2012

May 2012 Rally to READ empowers learners from our rural communities

Education is one of the key focus areas of the Telkom Foundation. With resources being as limited as they are in rural communities; the Foundation tries to focus on the poorer and more neglected schools and in particular, the preschools, where it is easier to instil good learning habits from an early age. . .

March 2012

March 2012 Career Expos open young minds and help assure a bright ICT future

A recent skills survey by technology news site ITWeb concluded that there is a shortage of information and communications technology (ICT) skills in South Africa. . .

December 2011

December 2011 100% pass rate for Class of 2011 Beacon of Hope learners.

The Telkom Foundation's investment in the high school education for a group of disadvantaged learners is paying off. All 35 Beacon of Hope learners who wrote Matric in 2011 have passed with 28 learners qualifying for Bachelor Degree entrance and 7 for Diploma entrance. . .

November 2011

November 28 2011 Representatives from Governments across the globe have all convened in Durban today, for the commencement of . . .

October 2011

October 2011 During October and November 2011, the Telkom Foundation will sponsor Grade R literacy material for the years 2012 and . . .