The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga and British High Commissioner to South Africa Judith Mcgregor, will tomorrow, Tuesday 16 September 2014 launch the Learn English Audio Project (LEAP).
LEAP is a project which seeks to empower teachers from remote and under resourced schools in nine African countries with tools to improve their English listening and speaking skills, while tremendously enhancing and supporting learners’ comprehension of oral and written language. This will be achieved through quality English learning materials on micro-SD cards delivered via solar powered MP3 players popularly known as ‘Life players’.
Furthermore LEAP is an initiative aimed at improving low literacy and numeracy rates consistent with the findings of the Annual National Assessments which have identified gaps.
The Director of the British Council, Mr Colm McGivern will accompany Minister Motshekga as well as high commissioner McGregor as they address the media briefing
Members of the media are invited to attend the LEAP Media Briefing as follows
Date: Tuesday 16 September 2014
Venue: Augustus Conference Venue, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275
: Troy Martens – 079 899 3070
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION