Cofimvaba ICT4RD Project graduation ceremony

Submitted by Omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet

SchoolNet SA has been appointed as the training service provider for the ICT4RD Cofimvaba Initiative. The ICT4RD training in the capable hands of the lovely Maggie Verster and Adele Botha has been very successful at the Arthur Mfebe Secondary School. This training programme culminated in a gorgeous graduation ceremony for the 16 staff members of Arthur Mfebe at St. Marks hall on Friday 14 June 2013. Amongst the shining stars were the following who needed special mention:

Lwando Rwayi is a supportive and motivating principal who also teaches Maths and Life Sciences.

Gara Obert is a keen and avid Tweeter and eager teacher using 21st century skills (creativity, collaboration, communication,  critical thinking ). Look out for Obert at our Bloemfontein conference – he will be Maggie’s sidekick 🙂

Nobubele Matamo is the Head of Maths and Science and teaches Agricultural Science and Maths using tablets.

Monosh Vasudevadunni teaches Life and Agricultural sciences and uses games based learning and video and other media for teaching and learning.

Nomhlubhi Moni teaches physical science and life orientation and uses tablets to get learners to do research and send her voice notes of answers to phrased questions which she then grades.

Sakayi Nobantu is a product of Arthur Mfebe and  is now proudly teaching hospitality and IsiXhosa.

Hillary Pachena  is a young teachers who has learnt how to use the Jigsaw method as a teaching strategy with tablets.


The next phase in the project is to scale this project to include 11 additional schools:

· Bangilizwe Junior Secondary
· Gudwana Junior Secondary
· Khwaza Senior Secondary
· Mgcawezulu Junior Secondary
· Mtimbini Senior Primary
· Mvuzo Junior Secondary
· Ntshingeni Junior Secondary
· Siyabalala Senior Secondary
· St Marks Junior Secondary
· Zamuxolo Junior Secondary
· Gando Junior Secondary

We at SchoolNet say ‘Well done’ to these teachers at Arthur Mfebe. We are looking forward to working with the next eleven schools. 

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