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Expert: Thandekile Ngema

Expert: Thandekile Ngema

We spoke to teacher and education consultant for the Breteau Foundation, Thandekile Ngema about using mobile apps in the classroom. She shared some great advice for teachers wanting to add a tech element to their classrooms.

1. Tell us about yourself and your background?

I am a teacher by profession. After five years of being in the intermediate and senior phase classrooms, I took a decision to go into education consulting. This space not only allowed me to broaden my experience, but also my reach. As a consultant I have worked with learners and teachers from Grade R-12 as well as teachers in training.

2. What is the Breteau Foundation?

The Breteau Foundation is a charitable organisation; which partners with primary schools across the developing world to provide disadvantaged children and teachers with digital technology (hardware + software), training, and locally relevant educational resources to improve academic engagement and inspire lifelong learning in children. We train teachers on how to use the hardware and software and support with integrating it in the classroom. We have currently partnered with 56 schools worldwide, and 20 of these schools are spread across 3 of the provinces in South Africa. In South Africa our focus is on Grade R – 3 teachers and learners.

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