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The Cofimvaba Technology for Rural Education Development (TECH4RED) project is a joint initiative between the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE) and is aimed at contributing to the improvement of rural education through technology-led innovation. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) also joined as a key partner in the initiative in 2013.
The aim of TECH4RED is to contribute to the improvement of rural education through technology-led innovation in South Africa.
ICT4RED is a research project which focuses on the ICT aspects of TECH4RED. It aims to investigate how the application and deployment of tablets and other supporting infrastructure at schools in the Cofimvaba district of the Eastern Cape Province can assist to develop a framework, which can be replicated and scaled to other provinces and across the rural education system.
This is the story of the initiative in pictures so far.