The smart TVs were given to Children of the Dawn, a non-profit organisation that provides care and support to 826 orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.
South Africa (29 September 2020) – With the coronavirus having caused disruption in government schools countrywide, and many pupils unable to learn, Hisense recently donated 40 32-inch smart TVs to allow learners access to vital educational apps. The smart TVs were given to Children of the Dawn, a non-profit organisation that provides care and support to 826 orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.
“While the virus has brought learning to a standstill, there are thousands of children eager to continue their studies, especially in critical subjects such as maths and science,” said Jerry Liu, Hisense Global General Manager Assistant, Hisense Middle East & Africa General Manager.
“Since the outbreak of Covid-19, technology has been a great enabler for connections, communications, work and learning during lockdown. We wanted needy children to be able to connect with what they love, which is learning, and help to contribute to their future with the donation of smart TVs.”
All Hisense TVs come with apps, including Mindset, a network that offers high-quality, curriculum-aligned digital content to support the education and health sectors. Mindset Learn is Mindset’s schooling programme and provides video, print and interactive multimedia content designed to be used by teachers and learners in the classroom. It covers the General Education and Training (GET) phase, including Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the grades 4 – 9 curriculum.
“Through this donation, we have been able to provide our eight centres and partners with access to smart TVs, allowing our children to continue with their education,” said Nabila Noor Mahomed, National Project Manager at Children of the Dawn. “Hisense has truly made a difference to our communities and our youth, and we are extremely grateful”
The collaboration between Hisense and Children of the Dawn was facilitated by MAMAS Alliance, a network of 33 independent autonomous grassroots organisations, operating from 75 sites across South Africa. One of the MAMAS’ key priorities is to reduce the number of school drop-outs by children from disadvantaged families and communities.
“It is through kindness and action like this donation that we are able to reduce the number of school drop-outs,” said Noor Mahomed. “We look forward to seeing happy and engaged learners in front of their smart TVs, learning and being fuelled for the future.”