Acer intends to “dominate South Africa’s education space,” says Acer Commercial Manager Paul Collins.
“We are rank second on a worldwide scale, but in South Africa we are number one. So it’s a really critical area for us,” Collins adds.
In South Africa, Acer has already achieved a number of successes to assist South Africa’s education improvement efforts.
Most notably, Acer for Education supports the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre, assisting and improving on the numeracy and literacy skills of children in the Orlando, Soweto area.
“The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre was fully equipped with products from the current Acer product portfolio, including fully interactive whiteboards and internet access,” says Collins.
Since October 2012, the Learning Centre has engaged with 14 schools in the community and will extend to more schools in 2015.
The training offered on various technology hardware and software improves the IT skills of children, adults and even the teachers.
Acer’s solutions offer the flexibility of an open architecture so educators can choose the peripherals, software, instructional content, and infrastructure they need.