On Friday, 31 August 2018, Aberdare Cables recommitted itself to its pledge to contribute significantly in South Africa’s skills development by donating 140 eLearning tablets to rural and township schools in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal as part of our Corporate Social Investment.
The donation of eLearning tablets forms part of the AberSchool project, an initiative of the Aberdare STEAM Rising Programme, which aims to promote critical subjects i.e. Science, Technology, English, Arts and Mathematics in rural and township communities. The AberSchool project aims to assist in addressing the low mathematics and science subject pass rate in the country as well as to encourage pupils to take on these subjects. The programme further provides tutorial assistance to Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners with provision of extra curricula lessons for these subjects.
Aberdare Cables is currently investing largely in skills development initiatives through the STEAM Rising programme. This is premised on an understanding that success in the 21st Century is determined by learning how to think, not what to think.
The programme is also based on an understanding that innovation is often found where different subjects intersect and therefore aims to develop skills that are exceedingly needed to thrive namely flexibility, critical thinking, creativity and communication. Aberdare believes that learning through STEAM fuels innovation, creativity and effective communication.