Access to Quality Education is one of the most prominent Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) championed by Vodacom. Vodacom, in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation, is using mobile technology to provide learning opportunities for learners and teachers throughout the country through the following programmes.
- Vodacom introduced an initiative called the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and Mindset. To date, the programme has trained more than 100 000 teachers, assisting them in the integration of ICT skills in the classroom and its use as effective teaching tools.
- In response to providing access to Quality relevant, digital education content, Vodacom e-school is a secure online learning platform with free Internet access to basic education content for all Grade R - 12 learners and teachers. This portal provides daily lessons, consisting of notes, videos and assignments in the form of quizzes as well as personalised progress reports. Through Vodacom e-school, learners who are Vodacom subscribers will be able to access curriculum aligned classroom content for free. The portal currently has over 330 000 learners registered on the portal