Jun 8, 2021

Digitization at Afrika Tikkun's Uthando Center

As COVID-19 continues to impact some of the most marginalized communities in South Africa, Afrika Tikkun is making great strides towards ensuring students have access to education, digital learning and a better future.

With the help of your donation, Afrika Tikkun has received digital tools that makes teaching and learning fun, interactive and future oriented. In this report, we share the impact of your gift and bring you update from our Uthando Center in Braampark, Johannesburg.

Afrika Tikkun’s Uthando Center currently has 80 tablets, 30 of which are used by the Early Childhood Development (ECD) program. ECD tablets are preloaded with age-appropriate activities such as nursery rhymes and phonetics which are rolled out during class time. These online activities also assist young students to develop English-speaking and Mathematics skills. Another feature on the tablets that our students absolutely love and appreciate is story time!

Furthermore, students enrolled in Afrika Tikkun’s Child and Youth Development (CYD) program uses tablets for homework support, online research and to access lectures on various topics. Most of these students do not have access to electricity, let alone internet and computer, and so at the center they can not only access online learning materials but also develop technological skills required for them to compete in this age of technology.

We are extremely grateful for your support in helping us increase access to digital tools for our students, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dictate the need for new and alternative teaching and learning methods.

Thank you! 

The Afrika Tikkun Team 

Jun 4, 2021

Digitization at Afrika Tikkun's Uthando Center

As COVID-19 continues to impact some of the most marginalized communities in South Africa, Afrika Tikkun is making great strides towards ensuring students have access to education, digital learning and a better future.

With the help of your donation, Afrika Tikkun has received digital tools that makes teaching and learning fun, interactive and future oriented. In this report, we share the impact of your gift and bring you update from our Uthando Center in Braampark, Johannesburg.

Afrika Tikkun’s Uthando Center currently has 80 tablets, 30 of which are used by the Early Childhood Development (ECD) program. ECD tablets are preloaded with age-appropriate activities such as nursery rhymes and phonetics which are rolled out during class time. These online activities also assist young students to develop English-speaking and Mathematics skills. Another feature on the tablets that our students absolutely love and appreciate is story time!

Furthermore, students enrolled in Afrika Tikkun’s Child and Youth Development (CYD) program uses tablets for homework support, online research and to access lectures on various topics. Most of these students do not have access to electricity, let alone internet and computer, and so at the center they can not only access online learning materials but also develop technological skills required for them to compete in this age of technology.

We are extremely grateful for your support in helping us increase access to digital tools for our students, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dictate the need for new and alternative teaching and learning methods.

Thank you! 

The Afrika Tikkun Team 

Dec 7, 2020

Meet Tumisang!

Having access to technology means our students can access education and resources they need to become competetive in the job market.

Tumisang is a 17-year-old grade 11 Maths and Sciences studetnt at Mphethi Mahlatsi Secondary School. As part of Afrika Tikkun's career development focus in October, Tumisang engaged the Gradesmatch website, which aligns learners with their ideal careers based on their academic performance. Gradesmatch also assists learners in choosing higher education institutions.

Tumisang would love to study Actuarial Science or Law at the University of Witwatersrand or the University of Cape Town. He's drawn to Actuarial Science is because he strongly believes black representation in the industry is still very low, something he sees this as an opportunity. On the other hand, Tumisang's interest in law stems from his consistently good performance in history. He also loves critical thinking, public speaking and debating.

At Afrika Tikkun's Arekopaneng Centre in Alexandra, Tumisang's participation in activities like Spelling Bee, and Quiz and Debate and has helped build his confidence, developed his critical thinking skills, sharpened his public speaking and oral presentation skills and forced him to be more solution-oriented.

While he was grateful for the insight presented by Gradesmatch, Tumisang was disappointed when Afrika Tikkun couldn't host the annual Career Day because of the national lockdown. "I believe learners should be motivated about subject choices in grade 9 and more of them should pursue maths and science because it helps in problem solving,'' Tumisang stated.

Thank you for your investment in the future of our young people! Your donation is helping many young people like Tumisang to access online learning and quality education. 

 
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