Team4Tech Study Centre Installation & Training Project
Team4Tech, Teach With Africa and LEAP Science and Maths Schools joined forces in August to create a tutoring center in the heart of the Langa Township, Cape Town. The 7-person Team4Tech team delivered 40 hours of digital literacy and 21st century education skills training to 22 tutors serving the LEAP school in Cape Town. The program also included developing and loading customized software on 25 laptop computers and converting a shipping container into a fully equipped tutoring center.
“Teach With Africa was the pivotal partner to bring together the need, the opportunity and the project management,” said Noel Durrant, Program Director at Team4Tech. “We were delighted to have volunteers from Box and Intel, experienced Team4Tech alumni and great collaboration with Teach With Africa to deliver a project with outstanding results.”
Engagement with the tutors provided them with a new set of teaching skills, and after the program, LEAP Executive Director, John Gilmour, reports that tutors are using their training to be more involved in the process of finding the educational methods and solutions that work for their learners. Some tutors reported that the Team4Tech program was a “life changing” opportunity in the way they view their work and their responsibility to learners. And there is promise for the Langa community too – after hearing about the program, one government official called for more education technology offerings to serve the Langa community. Based on the outstanding outcomes, Team4Tech, LEAP and Teach With Africa have opened discussions for another project in 2015.