Classroom technology is finally taking roots in Africa as South African Based Trevor Noah Foundation (TNF) launches a new partnership with tech giants Microsoft, in a bid to provide digital skills to underprivileged young ones living in Johannesburg.
Classroom activities at New Nation School in the Vrededorp area of the country can finally have a taste of modern technology in the classroom under the arrangement of the new partnership.
New Nation school is a government-owned education center that caters to children and orphans who find themselves outside the traditional family structure.
Mr. Noah founded the TNF with the mission of equipping orphans and vulnerable youths with education, social capital and life skills needed to pursue further opportunity after leaving high school.
This is unanimous with the mission of the Microsoft Philanthropy arm that has so far donated over $1.5 billion and cash grants and technology to support over 200,000 non-profit organizations globally.
Speaking at the announcement of the new partnership, Mr. Noah said
‘My dream for many years has been to help underprivileged children get the education they deserve and with this initiative, we’re taking the first steps. We hope to drive sustainable change that improves the lives of the most vulnerable youth in South Africa’’.
Brad Smith, Microsoft President, was present at the launch to announce the landmark partnership and offered his thoughts on the development.
We’re excited to be here today at this special school to support Trevor as he brings opportunity to South African children. We understand first hand the important role that technology plays in education and we are proud to partner with him by bringing digital tools and skills to schools like this. Every Student deserves a bright future.
Microsoft is proud to support the Trevor Noah Foundation as it opens doors for South African youth through skills, technology and great schools.
Introducing technology in the classroom has been earmarked as a trusted way to equip young ones with the needed tech skills to excel in the modern workforce, even though the integration process has been remarkably stunted in Africa.
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