C-DELTA empowering teachers and learners in South Africa

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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Siyafunda Community Technology Centre (Siyafunda CTC) in South Africa partnered to implement COL’s Commonwealth Digital Education Learning Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme. During March to November 2023, the project focussed on fostering digital education competencies, providing a transformative learning experience for teachers and learners in the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces.

The programme implementation resulted in 1,006 teachers (65 per cent female) undergoing comprehensive training sessions which in turn impacted 5,000 learners, with an equal distribution of males and  females.

Mr Ahmed Ismael (Smiley), Director of Siyafunda CTC, expressed his enthusiasm for the programme, stating, “At Siyafunda, our mission is to bridge the digital divide and empower communities. The C-DELTA programme aligns seamlessly with our goals, and we are proud to have played a role in enhancing the digital education competencies of teachers and learners in both Limpopo and Gauteng.”

The success of the programme was further affirmed by Siyafunda’s Master Trainer, Mr Innocent Ramaboka, who said, “Witnessing the growth and enthusiasm of the teachers during the training was truly inspiring. The C-DELTA curriculum effectively equips them with the tools to create dynamic and engaging digital learning experiences.”

Dr Evode Mukama, COL Adviser: Teacher Education commented, “COL’s work underscores the belief that digital education for teachers is essential for preparing learners for the digital age, enabling innovation in education and ensuring teachers are equipped with the skills and tools needed to provide high-quality education.”

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