Change is digital: School Invasion Thabong

What’s the School Invasion?

Net Nine Nine Fiber Company, a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, recently hosted its “2024 School Invasion” initiative to enhance educational resources in the areas they serve. On February 8th, 2024, the company visited Thabong, a township in the Free State province of South Africa. As part of this initiative, the company gifted free fibre connections to local schools to improve their internet access. This noble gesture is already bearing fruit, bringing new opportunities and capabilities to students and educators alike.

Thabong school’s challenges

The schools located in Thabong have been facing challenges for a long time due to their limited access to the internet. Nowadays, the internet has become an essential tool for modern education, and the lack of reliable connectivity is negatively affecting students’ ability to conduct research, engage with online educational materials, and communicate efficiently with their peers and teachers. This situation puts students in Thabong at a significant disadvantage compared to other students from more affluent areas who have better access to these resources.

Net Nine Nine has identified the inequality in digital access and decided to take action to address it. The company has been installing fibre optic cables in schools, which has enabled them to have high-speed internet access. This investment has significantly improved the education system in Thabong, as students and teachers now have the necessary tools to thrive in the digital era.

Digital Education

One of the main advantages of this initiative is that it gives access to a vast array of online educational resources that were previously out of reach. For instance, students can now participate in virtual field trips, access online libraries, and collaborate with peers from all over the world on group projects. Similarly, teachers can benefit from a wide range of teaching resources available online, including lesson plans, multimedia materials, and educational apps.

In addition to the tangible benefits, the initiative is also sending a powerful message of hope to the students of Thabong. By investing in their education and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, Net Nine Nine is showing that every child has the potential to achieve greatness, regardless of their background or circumstances.

A Commitment to Upliftment

As the initiative continues to expand, it is clear that Net Nine Nine’s commitment to empowering communities goes far beyond providing internet access. By investing in education, they are laying the foundation for a brighter future for the students of Thabong, and inspiring other companies to follow their lead.

Mbali Nhlapho the house keeper, joins Net Nine Nine as a brand ambassador

Thabong School invasion roadshow designed to help education school children on the fourth industrial revolution.
Welcoming Thabong school kids to the fourth industrial revolution.

The Net Nine Nine team in thabong
Welcome to the Net Nine Nine school invasion roadshow