You’ve no doubt heard the phrase ‘school starts at home’, and never before has that sentiment rang truer than in modern times.

In a digital age filled with always-on communication and information at the fingertips of everyone who has access to a smartphone, the need for quality, relevant education has never been greater. In order to fully equip the generations of tomorrow with all they need to be successful, it is important that they are empowered to remain with access to educational content at all times that stimulates their minds and helps them practically apply what they’ve learned at school.

That is why in 2003, former President Nelson Mandela launched the Mindset Network, an educational satellite multimedia network with a dedicated channel on DStv (319).

Heeding the call

Mindset (DStv 319) was launched in response to a need for a dedicated education channel which could offer a great deal of content and resources to all South African learners and educators. “What is particularly exciting about this project is that it is potentially a solution to education challenges in other countries. We are developing something that has application around the world,” former President Mandela said at the time. “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world, and Mindset Network is a powerful part of that world-changing arsenal.”

More than a decade later, the not-for-profit network continues to work with government, international donors and corporations to deliver impactful, sustainable and practical change to the developmental challenges that communities face. It creates, sources and distributes high quality, curriculum-aligned digital content to support the South African education and health sectors through six quality programmes targeted toward learners ranging from pre-school to matric.

Taking learning further

On Mindset (319), young people have access to Grade 10 – 12 Mathematics, Physical Sciences, English, Maths Literacy and Information Technology curricula, Grade 4 to 5 Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology as well as financial literacy right from the comfort of their living rooms. In addition, the network also launched Mindset Pop on DStv 137, a dedicated channel specifically focusing on the South African primary school curriculum.

By making quality education available via digital platforms such as television, South Africa’s youth have more access to quality information. Mindset and Multichoice are committed to keeping South Africa’s youth engaged and stimulated with quality, educational information that will equip them to confidently enter the workforce of tomorrow.

To download the Mindset Learn TV schedule, click here:

Download and watch later

Get the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) and download episodes to watch on your phone or tablet – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.