WCE is seeking an English-speaking high school teacher and students from outside of Africa to work with the teacher (and students) below to co-develop a resource for African teachers who are interested in inspiring girls to pursue careers in technology. Below you will see the bio of the teacher in South Africa and a bio of our Field Associate in South Africa and a summary of WCE’s work in South Africa.
Nqobile Khumalo is a qualified physical sciences teacher and has been teaching since 2013 at Duck Ponds High school in Madadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She has a BSc Degree specializing in Chemistry, Oceanography & Atmosphere Science obtained at University of Cape Town in 2011. In 2015 she obtained her PGCE (education qualification) and is now a physical sciences coordinator in her Circuit. She is also helping out a lot with facilitating and solving computer related issues at her school. She is very excited that she will now run a computer girls club at her school which with hope will go a long way. One of the upcoming projects for 2017 deals with lesson plan development for physical sciences as a subject. She is eager to have her club paired with an English-speaking high school teacher and club or class from outside of Africa.
Nicholas Sundire: WCE Field Associate in South Africa. He represents WCE in South Africa and is moving toward developing a WCE Chapter in Newcastle. He is a prior volunteer in a WCE eCorps team to Nigeria. He is a partner at I-Click South Africa. He is Site Manager for the WCE Inspire Girls pilot in South Africa.
WCE Context in South Africa: World Computer Exchange is interested in sending our 3rd shipment to South Africa. The computers are preloaded with English versions of Linux Xubuntu operating system, Libre/Office suite, Edubuntu, and our content pack of education, agriculture, health, environment and technology. WCE has heard interest from 69 groups. WCE is looking for a corporate Sponsor to help fund our first shipment to South Africa to reduce the match paid by our Partners. WCE is seeking participation of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa as they have in 16 other countries. WCE is allied with iEARN-South Africa which helps train teachers who are new to using the internet to improve learning for their students. WCE is seeking participation of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa. WCE has a philanthropic partnership with New Horizons Computer Training Centers that has a Center in Cape Town that might offer tech training as they have with us in other countries. WCE is also working with World Teach which operates here. South Africa is one of five African countries in the field test of the WCE Inspire Girls project. Previously, WCE sent 2 small shipments totaling 20 computers to connect 7 schools with 600 students. WCE Development Officers for South Africa: Moussa Magassa and Karen Page. WCE and Widernet share a Field Associate for South Africa: Nicholas Sundire of EcoClick.