SOLE South Africa, through their flagship program SOLE in a BOX, commits to taking learning innovation to rural and underserved schools across South Africa- One Big Question at a Time.
Designed for easy roll out, SOLE in a BOX includes ten tablets, a Wi-Fi contract to allow for internet access, as well as access to a dedicated SOLE Mentor to guide them through the “how to” of SOLEs. Through this crowdfunded campaign the cradle to career EdTech platform and its Afrikaans sister platform SLIM Suid Afrika (Self Leer Internet Metodiek) promises to scale up and set up SOLE LABS at schools in all nine provinces of South Africa.
As sustainability pioneer, educator and mentor at heart, Magna Rautenbach has been so enthused by the Sugata’s SOLE experiment globally, that she, together with her co-conspirator Werner Rautenbach decided to “help design the future of learning” in South Africa, by establishing SOLE South Africa.
To enable parents and teachers to make the most of using big questions as a tool to spark curiousness, nurture empathy and cultivate a healthy entrepreneurial spirit in learners, the SOLE South Africa team is now aligning the international database of big questions with the South African National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). What makes this initiative so unique is that, for the first time globally, the big questions will also be linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).