Getting to know the new Lab Facilitator at St Matthews, Ziyanda Thompson
I grew up in Mdantsane, but moved to Keiskammahoek with my family in 2016. Im currently studying at the University of Fort Hare towards a Bachelor Arts Honours in History,
I was a tutor at Fort Hare Univisertiy prior to getting this job. My fondness started when I saw first-hand the struggle of some student with researching assignments and doing basic computer work in University, many of the students has had no prior exposure to computers.
When I heard St Matthews High school was looking for someone to assist learners with computer classes I jumped at the chance because I knew the experience would also benefit me as much as the it would the learners.
On the 4th May 2018, I received the call I had been hoping and praying for, I was selected as Facilitator for CAMI, so I must admit I had no real knowledge or experience with CAMI. What excited me the most was knowing I would be helping educate learners from my village not just with using a computer but also help improving their maths and English as well, thanks to the CAMI software.
I am finding CAMI quite fascinating and helpful and I look forward for it to be incorporated to all schools, as it is not just makes things easier for the learners and for the teachers as well. With a system like it we won’t just be able to pin point the problem areas in real time but it also offers assistance to the learner in the form of speed notes.
Written by Ziyanda Thompson