Giving disabled learners in Durban the digital education experience they deserve
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The school is now able to further invest in much needed technology for the learners, to provide them with an improved digital education experience.
The Open Air School is one of the oldest special needs schools in South Africa, providing facilities and support for learners with varying physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, neurological disabilities, head injuries, as well as visual and hearing impairment.
Computer literacy is an incredibly important life skill and forms part of the curriculum at the Open Air School. Through a recent generous financial injection by Correll Tissue, the school is now able to further invest in much needed technology for the learners, to provide them with an improved digital education experience.
[CAPTION] Learners at the Open Air School in Durban are enjoying the benefits of newly acquired computer resources, thanks to Correll Tissue, the tissue paper manufacturing entity of Novus Holdings. Correll Tissue’s involvement in the school is part of Novus Holding’s Future Foundations initiative which aims to empower benefactors to grow independently.
“When we as a Group established the Future Foundations initiative, our main aim was to make a sustainable difference by focusing on education and skills development,” says Wilhelm Jooste, General Manager at Correll Tissue. “The Open Air School aligns to these values and we are humbled to be able to alleviate some of the challenges that these learners face daily,” adds Jooste.
For more information about Novus Holdings social investment projects visit Futurefoundations.co.za.
For more information about the Open Air School visit http://www.openairschool.co.za/.