Hon Speaker, the ANC believes that whilst there is progress in addressing the challenges people with disabilities face in society, there has been a lack in providing facilities to support their needs. Thus, the ANC welcomes the donation of a specialised computer laboratory that has 31 advanced specialised computers, and a printer, which is connected to all the computers, to meet the needs of the pupils with disabilities at the Bosele School for the Blind and Deaf in Mosterlus, outside Groblersdal in Limpopo, by the partnership between the MTN Foundation and the ANC government. That is a good story to tell.
The school was identified as one of the schools for the visually impaired in need of a computer lab. This was due to the fact that the school lacked the specialised resources that are required to provide an effective and efficient learning environment that prepares the learners for the digital world. This is another good story to tell. Now pupils will be able to use the computers that have Job Access with Speech and also a printer that can convert normal words into Braille, thus improving their learning in class.
The ANC believes that the laboratory will accelerate changes in improving the quality of education of pupils with disabilities at the school and assist in developing their potential. That is again a very good story to tell. Working together, we will move South Africa forward. Thank you. [Applause.]