April 29, 2020

Lindiwe Matlali, Educating Africa’s Students from Home

Africa Teen Geeks (ATG), the organization founded by 2017 fellow Lindiwe Matlali, has launched STEM Lockdown Digital School in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Education. The digital school offers a free daily curriculum for multiple education levels, streaming free lessons in physical science, math, coding, life science, literacy and more from educators around the country. ATG has partnered with leaders throughout the African continent, including Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka  and former Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla, both of whom read books to students during ATG’s weekly storytime sessions.

Beginning this week, STEM Lockdown Digital School expanded to community television in order to widen its audience and reach more students in need of learning resources. ATG also recently implemented a week-long daily giveaway of 10G of data to four students from disadvantaged communities so they could attend the digital school. Within the first 17 days of its programming, STEM Lockdown Digital School reached over 53,000 students throughout the African continent. 

 

Note: This story was originally published on TechWomen.

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