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Liquid Telecom SA with Dept. of Communications and Digital Technologies equips school in Limpopo with ICT equipment and training

New opportunities for learners and teachers at Batlhalerwa Secondary school, in Limpopo to improve their digital skills and literacy

Johannesburg, November 25, 2019

Mr M. A. Makgae, Principal of Batlhalerwa Secondary School, Valencia Risaba Sr. Manager Regulatory Liquid Telecom South Africa, Honourable Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrahams Dpt. Communications and Digital Technologies and Ayanda Mbolekwa from the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is equiping Batlhalerwa Secondary school in Limpopo with much-needed ICT equipment and training to help learners and teachers achieve better results at school whilst also improving career opportunities all round.

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says, "As we drive societal digital transformation, access to ICT infrastructure and training forms a basic tenet of our digital inclusion imperative. The department therefore continues to partner with industry stakeholders to provide Cyberlabs that are equipped with devices, both at schools and community centres."

For the past two years, the South African government has been vocal about how the digital revolution is unlocking job creation and stimulating economic growth. Liquid Telecom South Africa has responded to this challenge by donating the school with some of the latest ICT equipment and training to help ensure that everyone in the school has an opportunity to improve their digital literacy.

Reshaad Sha, CEO Liquid Telecom South Africa says, “We believe that to truly prepare young South Africans for the digital revolution, they need to be empowered with devices that will develop and strengthen their ICT skills, as well as training that ensures that these skills are nurtured to prepare them for the future digital workplace.”

These efforts reiterate the company’s belief that every individual on the African continent has the right to be connected. This forms part of Liquid Telecom’s commitment to foster innovation and build digital skills among the youth, even in the remotest parts of the country.

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