Presidency launches children's website

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pretoria - Twenty-four schoolchildren from schools around Gauteng and surrounding areas are on their way to the Union Buildings this morning to check out a new children's website.

The website, to be unveiled by the Presidency today, aims to educate young minds about government and encourage them to use the internet.

"The children will have an informal meeting with the minister in her office where they will candidly chat with her and she will explain the work of the Presidency," a statement from the Presidency said.

The website targets children between the ages of 6 - 13 years old.

Computers will be set up to give them the opportunity to experiment and play around with the website.

"Planning and development of the website has been going on for the past year and was designed in Flash to provide an animated and interactive experience for the end user," the Presidency said.

Furthermore, the content was developed in consultation with the Department of Education to ensure that it is aligned to the school curriculum and edited by a children's language editor to ensure that it is easily understood by its target audience.