CHILDREN AT THE EFATA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND DEAF TO BENEFIT FROM A SPECIALISED COMPUTER CENTRE
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
10 September: The Deputy Minister for Social Development, Mrs Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with MTN SA Foundation, is unveiling a computer centre at the Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

The 22-seater computer centre comprises of devices with programs that are created to be responsive to learners with disabilities. The initiative is in line with the plans set out in the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2015 – 2030.

“The White Paper calls for the removal of discriminating barriers to access and participation and ensures that the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and access are realised,” said Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu.

The Efata Special School educates 411 learners. 124 of the learners are blind and 287 are deaf. The learners are educated on two separate facilities in order to ensure that their disabilities are catered for.

The school is one of the 40 schools that will be receiving computer laboratories from the Public Private Partnership between the Department of Social Development and the MTN SA Foundation in 2018.

Members of the media are invited to the unveiling of the computer centre as follows:

Date: 12 September 2018

Venue: Efata School for the Blind and Deaf, Queenstown Road, Mthatha

Time: 8.30am

Media can RSVP by contacting Mr Justice Malapane on 066 480 6849 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Media inquiries may be forwarded to Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it