Makgoe hands over media classroom

ODENDAALSRUS – The Kutlwanong community outside Odendaalsrus was over the moon, earlier this week, when they received a media classroom from the Free State Department of Education’s MEC Tate Makgoe. The classroom was sponsored by cellphone company to Mohobo Primary School.
The school put Kutlwanong on the national map when they emerged victorious at the Baswa le Meetse (BLM) competitions in the drama category during the annual Youth Water Summit held in July 2016.
“Children at this school will engage with technology for the first time. I am excited and I hope we’ll be able to train teachers so that they too can appreciate technology,” said Makgoe. He added that if teachers learnt to love technology, learners would follow in their footsteps. He urged parents to protect the facility and issued a stern warning to criminals not to steal from the school. “We can’t allow thugs to thugs to destroy the future of our children,” he added.
“This is your centre and no one will take care of it if you don’t. You should protect it with your lives and also report anyone who wants to damage it. This facility will also help learners improve their academic performance and easily connect with the world, ” said Makgoe. The state-of-the-art media classroom was equipped with 21 computers and an interactive board that will be utilised for school projects. School principal, Maria Rasentsoere, said the media would benefit pupils, teachers and community at large. “We are delighted with this prize. It comes at a time when we need it most because the pupils in and around Kutlwanong have been struggling with acquiring access to the internet for a long time,” said Rasentsoere. She said the challenge they are facing is that there are only two teachers in the whole school that are computer literate and will be able to pass the knowledge to learners. Albertina Kareli (13), a grade 7 pupil said the facility came at the right time as technology is the word of the day. “We will be able to send an email and google like other pupils .This will be the first time we will be using such a facility and we hope that our teacher will help us understand this computer laboratory,” said Kareli.

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