KWAZULU-NATAL Inland Cricket Union rolled out a programme funded by Cricket South Africa (CSA) called ‘School in a Box’ to one of its Hubs, the Sweetwater Cricket Hub.
It is a programme that uses tablets that offer a child access to over 4000 lessons in English, Mathematics, science and computer coding from Primary to High school, as well as a Foundational Literacy Course for Foundation Phase learners. Each school in a box consists of a purpose-built metal trunk, internet router, server, USB chargers and 10 – 30 preconfigured tablets. A School in a Box can be operated offline with very little technical knowledge and no academic experience. These lessons will also be facilitated by a tutor that will be funded by CSA.
The School in a Box programme was launched on Thursday 25 July 2019 in Sweetwater. This programme will ensure that cricketers affiliated to the Hub are being developed holistically. Different divisions of the Hub will have separate days to attend the extra lessons and be assisted where they are falling short. KZN Inland Cricket Union is one of the five Unions to have the programme launched in the 50 CSA Hubs in South Africa.
Yashveer Singh coaching manager at KZN Inland cricket Union speaking to Msunduzi News said they are very thankful to Cricket South Africa for this initiative. He stated that, “KwaZulu-Natal Inland Cricket Union is extremely excited with such a project being launched in one of the most productive cricket Hubs in the Country.”
He continued by saying, “We would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation to Cricket South Africa in affording our schools within that Hub with the privilege of assisting players who require extra assistance in their school studies. This will go a long way in ensuring the balance between sport and academics.”