SA edtech startup launches first campus in Johannesburg

The Valenture Institute, a proudly South African edtech startup has launched its first boutique campus for high school learners in Johannesburg. 

The edtech startup curriculum includes classes in coding, data science and more

Expanding from its online teaching model, Valenture Institute has opened its first boutique campus, titled the Dunkeld Boutique Campus. Located in the bustling city of Johannesburg, the campus can be found in a vibrant area of the City of Gold and will officially open in January 2021. 

In an official press statement, Valenture Institute explains that the campus will have various Covid-19 precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety of high school learners. 

“These future-forward high schools might just be the best of both worlds for many families as students attend a completely COVID-monitored campus by day, but continue their live classes online with global classmates.”

This exciting news comes just after the edtech startup received a whopping $7-million in investment funding (see this story

Curriculum 

Providing an internationally recognised curriculum for high school learners, The Valenture Institute Campuses will allow learners to connect and engage with various experts and global industry innovators from NASA, Google, and Harvard. 

On-campus, learners will have access to personalise guidance from learning coaches, access to premium facilities and services including catered meals, on-demand transfers, a fitness centre, production studio, and more. 

Bradley Elliott, the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer of Valenture explains that Valenture Institute campus will be offering unique classes for high school students catering to the growth of the 4IR. 

“We wanted to enhance the learning experience; to build out additional offerings such as new subjects and exclusive bootcamps like Coding, Design Thinking, and Data Science. These campuses not only allow parents and students access to unique and exclusive features and facilities but offer working parents the peace of mind that their kids will be learning in a supportive and safe setting.”

The Valenture Institute plans to open a second campus in South Africa and will be located in Newlands, Cape Town, and open at the start of 2021.

Read more: SA edtech startup receives $7-million investment

Featured image: Dunkeld Boutique Campus, Valenture Institute (Supplied) 

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