This year’s International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, saw the Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School, located in Evaton in the Vaal Triangle, celebrate the launch and unveiling of its new computer laboratory by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
The school, founded in 1969, has a student body of 1,500 and 51 teachers. The technology and infrastructure systems in the computer laboratory were supplied by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, which will provide both the learners and teachers with a host of advantages, learning materials and opportunities.
The school was named after Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke, a South African religious leader, social worker and political activist, who fought tirelessly and gallantly to help liberate the country. The secondary school in Evaton was named after her as she hailed from the Vaal Triangle.
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900s. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
“On International Women’s Day it felt befitting to honour one of South Africa’s female stalwarts,” says managing director of government business at Datacentrix, Kenny Nkosi.
Speaking of the event, he continues: “It was such a humbling experience to see Datacentrix being intrinsically part of this historic occasion.”
The event was well attended with the Minister, the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, the principal of the school, community leaders, the clergy, esteemed members of academia, students and teachers, and the general public at large. After the plague was unveiled by the Minister, the delegation took a tour of the Datacentrix computer lab.
“Datacentrix is dedicated to bringing technology into classrooms across South Africa, supporting a brighter future for our country’s young learners and helping to move our country forward,” Nkosi adds.