Keeping up with school work during lockdown

Charnay Arendse, Aubrey Botha and Morney Steyn.

Some Kraaifontein matriculants are able to keep up
with their school work during the 21-day lockdown period.

With the help of a Delft based production company,
some Kraaifontein schools will benefit from their internet campaign that allows
learners to purchase a gig of internet data for R10 to do online tests and
activities.

Charnay Arendse, 17, who attends Scottsdene High
School, says she could not be happier. 

“I was jumping for joy when I heard this on Friday.
For only R10 I can get a lot of data, which is usually expensive, and which was
difficult to get especially if you come from a single parent household,” she
says. 

Morné Steyn, 22, a matric pupil at Northpine High
School, says getting internet has been a hassle, and this campaign is a big
relief.

“It’s always a mission to get access to internet
and sometimes one has to walk so far, now you can just do your work from home
without having to walk anywhere,” he says. 

Parent Isak Steyn says: “With the Coronavirus, this
could not have come at a better time as everyone is supposed to stay indoors
and one can just use R10 to buy data.

“This is a relief as we know our children are
safe.”

Ice Group Chief Executive Officer Aubrey Botha says
more neighbourhoods including Wallacedene and Bloekombos will benefit from the
campaign over the next few months.