What Principals and Students Are Saying About Our Digital Learning Programme in Mpumalanga

We recently shared our first report on the progress and development of our digital e-learning programme for learners in rural South Africa. Good Work Foundation currently works with 12 primary schools, and four preschools across South Africa. Here is some feedback from educators and learners in Mpumalanga:


“Our learners have gained confidence and interest in learning hence our performance in June improved from 40% to 64% in English and 76% in Mathematics respectively.” – The headmistress of Ifalethu Primary School, Mrs. Mazibuko (far right, seen here attending an Hour of Code workshop at GWF’s Hazyview Digital Learning Campus)


“What is pleasing about this programme is that it has a knock-on effect. The children who are not part of this programme learn from their peers and they too are picking up.” – Siyafundza Primary School


“Children enjoy learning more when it is on tablets, it is more interesting to use them. A lot of educators are getting interested in using the digital gadgets.” – Mr. Khoza from Zakheleni Primary School


“Before our learners were not enlightened – but the moment they started they developed a love for learning maths. Also, the improvement in language skills influenced reading and understanding in other subjects.” – Mr.Mdluli from Majika Primary School


“I like it, it is fun and improves my English. My scores have improved, I I got level seven in maths and level seven in English.” – Thato from Siyamukela Primary School


Likes learning on a tablet as “I want to be a doctor, a tablet is more clever than a book, it gives answers and corrects you. Tablets are useful for learning because you also learn to use a computer.” On sharing tablets or working alone: “Sometimes I want to share or would work with someone if it is difficult but I prefer to work alone”. – Thandiswa from Ifalethu Primary School


“Tablets teach things you don’t know which are not in the book.” On her preferred method for working with a tablet: “On a tablet, I want to use my own tablet because I don’t want a person to disturb me when I read.” – Carol from Mpunzana Primary School