From left to right are Education MEC, Fundile Gade, National Director of World Vision SA, Bruce Layzell, President of World Vision SA, Sonja Nel and Mayor of Mbhashe Local Municipality, Samkelo Janda, in front of one of the interactive whiteboards offered to Nomaka Mbeki SSS by World Vision. Photo: LUVO CAKATA
“You deserve it!”
It was a short and emphatic message from World Vision South Africa’s National Director Bruce Layzell to learners at Nomaka Mbeki High School in Dutywa, as the organization officially handed over digital learning resources to the school. August 27.
Digital resources included interactive whiteboards, internet-connected computers, and scientific calculators.
They aim to promote technological advances and the participation of learners in vulnerable schools.
“Accessing cutting-edge learning resources like the ones we offer you today shouldn’t be a privilege, it’s what you and every learner deserve.
“It is also an investment and I expect a payback through the school producing excellent students who can be leaders in the future,” Layzell told Nomaka Mbeki SSS learners.
Eastern Cape Education MEC Fundile Gade said the digital resources donated by World Vision SA would benefit not only Nomaka Mbeki SSS learners, but 38 other schools as well.
“Thirty-eight high schools on the Dutywa circuit will benefit from the project with Nomaka Mbeki SSS used as the center.
“Meanwhile, 27 junior high schools will benefit from our partnership with World Vision South Africa, as we have also handed them 20 computers which are placed at Ngubetole Bam JSS,” Gade said.
He further expressed his support for the deployment of information and communication technologies and the support of the public-private partnership with World Vision to help the government in the transformation of education.
Asithandile Gosani, a 12th grade student of Nomaka Mbeki SSS, said digital resources made learning at school easier.
“Digital learning resources have made learning more fun and interactive, as our teachers can now simply connect their laptops to the smart whiteboard and can use audio as well as audiovisual visuals, making it easy to understand this. as the teacher says, ”Gosani said.
World Vision South Africa, a non-governmental aid, development and advocacy organization, is working with the local municipality of Mbhashe and the Department of Basic Education to identify how they can improve the quality of education in schools since 2010.