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Christel House SA students win best app concept award in goIT challenge

Six Christel House SA High School students participated in goIT, a student engagement digital innovation program, and won an award for their app concept.

The goIT programme aims to empower students to design human-centred solutions to problems facing their communities, harness technologies for innovation and to use the agile methodology for rapid prototyping and implementation. It is powered by the Sakhikamva Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services.

The students competed against seven other schools for the goIT app challenge. They created an app, which targets sustainable development goal 8: decent work and economic growth. The app aims to tackle the unemployment crises in the country by allowing the user to search for vacancies in a specific industry and upskill themselves through courses.

Alutha T., a Grade 9 student says, “I have a great interest in technology and coding. After winning this challenge, I would now love to pursue a career in a coding related field.”

Mr Cedric Esterhuizen our HOD – Languages, CAT, Robotics & Droning says, "The students really put their best foot forward and their work ethic was admirable as they developed the concept."

We are extremely proud of the six students for the concept they developed. Each of the students received a tablet for winning the challenge. Christel House SA would also like to thank Mr Cedric Esterhuizen, for setting our children up for success in tech.

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