Huawei and Vodacom launch e-Libraries programme in SA

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Vodacom, Huawei, the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched their e-Libraries programme in South Africa.

The move is aimed at helping advance literacy development, one of the most critical elements in the country’s education value chain,

The programme is an educational content application, which is freely available on Huawei tablets at the 61 Vodacom Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resource centres that are situated across the country.

400 Huawei sponsored tablets have been loaded with an exciting collection of e-book content and includes genres of African literature, history, business/entrepreneurship and fiction.

The collection, which is available in all eleven languages is made accessible by publishing partners Via Afrika, Oxford University Press, Shuter & Shooter, FunDza and is complemented with content from the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Shameel Joosub, the Vodacom Group Chief Executive Office said their aim is to use technology to help make a difference in the communities where customers live.
Source: PC Tech Magazine 8 July 2015