Aveng Trident Steel helps build e-learning capacity at Gqeberha school

Aveng Trident Steel has invested R1 million in the locally developed e-learning ecosystem Odin Education. He recently handed over 200 dedicated educational technology tablets to the Grade 11 class at Cowan Secondary School in Gqeberha. The sponsorship comes as learners have begun the second semester countdown to their critical year.

Principal of Cowan Secondary School Qaqambile Ngcayi (centre left) and Head of Department Silulami Yeye (centre right) were delighted to take delivery of the school’s new e-learning tablets, provided by Kirsty Geyser of Odin Education (left) and sponsored by Aveng Trident Steel. Learners Onke Buti (third from left) and Akho Ndleleni (third from right) received them on behalf of the Grade 11 class. Looking on are sponsor representatives Riaan Opperman (second from left), Yasmien Beckett (second from right) and Hansel Moledi (far right).

Cowan Secondary School, based in New Brighton, achieved an 87% matric pass rate last year, which the Class of 2023 hope to improve with the help of their devices.

Currently used by nearly 3,000 students in six provinces, the tablets are locked down for educational purposes only and do not provide distraction from social media or entertainment platforms.

Each learner at Cowan High received their own personalized tablet preloaded with mobile data and curriculum-aligned content that matches their subject choices and interests, as well as websites and educational resources to augment the learning process. learning. A live help desk, providing access to technical support and content, is included in the ecosystem.

Aveng Trident Steel branch manager in Gqeberha, Riaan Opperman (left) and administrative manager Yasmien Beckett (right) were proud to give the Grade 11 class at Cowan High School a boost in online learning, ahead of their all-important matric year.  Learners Onke Buti (center left) and Akho Ndleleni (center right) can't wait to use their personalized ed-tech tablets, developed by Odin Education.

Aveng Trident Steel branch manager in Gqeberha, Riaan Opperman (left) and administrative manager Yasmien Beckett (right) were proud to give the Grade 11 class at Cowan High School a boost in school online learning, ahead of their all-important matric year. Learners Onke Buti (center left) and Akho Ndleleni (center right) can’t wait to use their personalized ed-tech tablets, developed by Odin Education.

AI and analytics

According to Odin Education business development manager Dean Gurney, the device will, over time, use artificial intelligence and analytics to learn about each student’s unique interests and abilities and push that content further on their device, allowing them to explore and develop their natural curiosity. and creativity.

“As an educational technology company, we are driven by the idea that through education, we can provide every child with an ecosystem to better themselves, their communities, and society at large,” said Gurney.

“We welcome the support of forward-thinking partners like Aveng Trident Steel, who seek to have a significantly greater social impact.”

Aveng Trident Steel CFO Raven Brirajh said the company is excited to help the nation’s future leaders with technology that will enable learning.

“It is equally important to provide support in the areas where we operate. We wish the Grade 11 learners at Cowan High every success in their studies.