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Special needs schools get digital helping hand

iPad donation to greatly assist learners overcome learning difficulties.

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

"At MiX Telematics, our purpose is to move the world forward every day, by delivering meaningful information that helps our customers improve fleet efficiencies, create safer roads and a cleaner planet," said Catherine Lewis, Managing Director of Central Services at MiX Telematics. "Through donating this technology for the benefit of the learners and teachers at these schools, we want to help move their world forward too."

The overall objective of the iSchool Africa iPad learning programme is to empower teachers and students by providing them with iPads and advanced classroom practices, where children would otherwise suffer the educational challenges typically faced in disadvantaged and under-resourced environments. In addition to helping them become digitally literate, the use of technology has increased motivation, enthusiasm and excitement around learning.

"Just as our customers leverage our technology to improve their operations, so too can technology be used to help learners acquire new skills. With the help of the dedicated teachers at these schools, we are looking forward to seeing the learners embrace the change and improve their learning capabilities over time," said Lewis.

* MiX Telematics recently launched an iPad Lab at the Phelang school in Gauteng. This included a donation of much-needed technology equipment for the school's newly developed lab.

MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics

Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a global provider of driver safety, vehicle tracking and fleet management products and services to consumers and companies of all sizes in 111 countries across six continents. The company's commercial product range helps fleet owners ensure driver and passenger safety, reduce fleet running and fuel costs, comply with industry regulations, and track and protect vehicles and drivers. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Spar, De Lijn, Vectalia-Subus and Scania. MiX Telematics has offices in South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and the United Arab Emirates, and works via an extensive global distribution network.

For more information, please visit www.mixtelematics.com.

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