Cape Town - eLearning is improving the lives of pupils and teachers across Cape Town.
One such school is Litha Primary, identified by Premier Helen Zille and Education MEC Debbie Schäfer in the eLearning Game Changer programme. All pupils are provided with smart classrooms and devices.
Litha Primary principal Dr Sedick du Toit said he was blessed to be part of the eLearning programme. The teachers came during the holidays for training.
“I can see the excitement in the eyes of the children and await for better results," he said. “This opportunity is giving them hope of improvement in maths and science.
"This was a team effort from the learners, teachers, staff, the premier's office, the education department and everyone who supported this project."
Silulami Nkgezo, a Grade 7 teacher, said: “eLearning has improved my learners' interest in maths, and attendance and discipline have improved. This program has made teaching much better."
Pupil Akhanyile Ndambana said she was "very happy" with the laptops, which helped with researching school work.
Premier Helen Zille said: “We chose eLearning because of the potential to reduce the gap between poor and well-resourced schools, by improving access to the best education resources and support.”
Provincial Education Minister Debbie Schäfer said: “Our vision is to use eLearning to improve literacy and numeracy, and to ensure that our learners are better prepared for the 21st century.
"In model schools, every classroom will become a smart classroom, and every learner will be allocated a device. Model schools are our hubs of best practice, to be shared throughout the province."