The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly highlighted the digital divide in South Africa. The national lockdown stops children from attending school.
Those children that are lucky enough to have home internet can carry on with the curriculum, whilst those without are left behind.
Only because their families can’t afford uncapped home internet.
If left unaddressed, millions of children may fall so far behind in the academic year that they’ll be forced to repeat.
Project Isizwe has implemented a program where schools can register for the No Child Left Behind program, providing lists of learners lacking home internet.
Donors can contribute funds towards funding Home Internet for each learner for the duration of the lockdown.