In response to Covid-19, MorClick, in partnership with YahClick (powered by Huges), decided to support the work of NGO, KHULA Education – a David Rattray Foundation initiative, providing three months free internet to 15 schools in the remote Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift region of Zululand.
KHULA works to provide children from under-served rural communities with quality education. KHULA also enhances teachers’ skills through direct support and training.
MorClick and YahClick’s partnership provided free uncapped satellite internet to the 15 KHULA-supported schools and transformed what was fast becoming an education crisis in the uMzinyathi district.
“Now we can be with one school virtually even though we are physically teaching at another,” said Debbie Heustice, Director, KHULA Education.
In short, satellite internet access has expanded the reach, capability and quality of KHULA’s teacher and learner support, achieving, “better learning outcomes while reaching far more teachers and learners than before COVID-19,” adds Heustice.
Education is the most significant driver of economic inclusion and opportunity. Finally, the technology is here to move every rural South African child and family out of poverty by, “affordably transforming their ability to integrate themselves into global knowledge and learnings value chains via satellite internet,” concludes Heustice.
Little did MorClick know that this relatively small attempt to make a difference would deliver learnings critical to the future of education in South Africa.