Natural Triumph, a Port Elizabeth based Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprise (SMME), is supporting learners with the adoption and use of technology in schools to promote collaborative, active learning, and increase students' interest in critical subjects, such as maths and science.
Brendan Barnes, Managing Director of Natural Triumph and a beneficiary of the Innovator Trust Enterprise Development Program, has been implementing e-learning projects for grade 8 - 12 students via tablets in schools around King Williamstown and Bisho. The project focuses on encouraging the uptake of maths and science literacy. Barnes and his team upload the entire curriculum on the Tablets, for teachers and learners to conduct lessons electronically. There is no better foundation than access to quality education and innovative resources to aid in the successful deployment of learning programmes.
“We believe Natural Triumph is a catalyst for change by empowering both teachers and learners as they prepare for the classroom of the future. With this project, we aim to enhance the integration of ICT in classrooms and improve mathematical performance in schools. Technology offers us an opportunity to be creative and innovative as a business seeking to make a change. Learners need digital wisdom in a new age of thinking, in a new world of imagination.”
The Tablets are aiding in facilitating change in the classrooms and enhance the teaching and learning experience. Phelokazi Nguqu from Richard Vara Secondary School says, “The maths and science programme assisted me in building a relationship with the subjects and boosted my literacy confidence.
“It was incredibly motivating to see how the program assisted me in reaching my full potential in maths and science by improving my results from 76% and 65%, to 86% and 92% respectively.”
“Through our participation in developmental programmes at The Innovator Trust, we are able to ensure that this vision manifests into reality. We are placed in a position where we can make a quantifiable and significant impact on the lives of young people, and thus on the future of the country,” says Barnes.
According to Tashline Jooste, Chief Executive Officer at the Innovator Trust, an organisation that supports the growth of small black-owned ICT businesses in South Africa: “SMMEs need support in order to operate successful businesses. Making a sustainable difference in the operations of small businesses resides at the core of our philosophy and we are encouraged by the amazing work being accomplished by Natural Triumph.