Those who may think that Apple, through its African distribution rights holder Core, doesn’t give back will stand corrected. Through an announcement made in June, the company confirmed that iStore, through its partnership with iSchoolAfrica would be donating iPads to 10 000 South African matriculants through the #MyFuture programme, through various donation drives and a consortium of partners.
The initiative will see refurbished iPads, from an iStore trade-in drive with customers and donations from partners, be deployed to support the learners who have fallen behind.
iStore have not only committed to the donation of R1 million worth of refurbished iPads to the programme, but have also enhanced the value of the trade-in for customers. This means that customers will have the benefit of a higher value when trading-in their pre-loved iPads and know that their iPad is going towards helping matric learners secure their futures.
MyFuture programme learners will also have access to a digital learning kit which includes the following:
• Refurbished iPads to support learners with digital learning
• Access to high quality curriculum relevant Grade 12 content
• Live study sessions with teachers
• Live study sessions with fellow matric learners
• Sufficient data to connect to the programme