Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the national Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa earlier last year, the need for new ways of teaching and learning became eminent with technology being the critical requirement and enabler of teaching and learning in an environment that discourages physical contact.
To ensure that the principles of social distancing and that the lockdown regulations are adhered to in order to avert the negative public health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms Zora, an artificial intelligence-based educational platform, which is a product of Africa Teen Geeks, offered remote learning classes live from March 2020 across all grades to ensure learning and teaching continuity in the midst of the pandemic.
Since its inception, Africa Teen Geeks has grown to become the largest computer science non-profit organizations in Africa. Their mission ‘to equalize access to quality education’ has grown in the face of Covid-19 crisis. “We have quickly expanded our work to aid African children affected by school closures,” said the NPO.
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